January 22, 2018

Roundup of Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month Stories and Resources

Today we have a roundup of Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month stories for you: In her EP Lab DigestPatient Perspective column for this month, StopAfib.org founder Mellanie True Hills summarized the atrial fibrillation stroke prevention report produced by the Afib Optimal Treatment Task Force. There is a lot of great information for patients in this article. […]

Afib (AF) Congressional Briefings to be Held for National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month

In September of 2012, there will be two Congressional briefings on atrial fibrillation for National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month. The featured speakers on September 18 will be Hugh Calkins, MD, FHRS, a world-renowned expert on atrial fibrillation and Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) Incoming President, and Mellanie True Hills, an afib patient and CEO and Founder […]

American College of Cardiology Video About Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month

The American College of Cardiology recently interviewed our founder and CEO, Mellanie True Hills, about how she came to start Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month and what has happened as a result. Access the video at: American College of Cardiology Interviews StopAfib.org Founder About Having Created Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month

Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month 2011 Happenings

Raising afib awareness is intensely personal for StopAfib.org founder, Mellanie True Hills, and led her to create the first Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month in 2007. Working with other organizations, Hills helped urge the U.S. Senate to officially designate National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month in September 2009. This roundup recaps what happened during Afib Month 2011, […]

Top Ten Surprising Things You Don’t Know about Afib

September is Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month. Lots of folks don’t know too much about the condition, which is an irregular heart beat that can lead to serious complications such as dementia, heart failure, stroke or even death. To help spread the word, StopAfib.org presents these 10 afib facts and figures that will probably surprise even […]

Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) Month Raises Awareness about this Common, Yet Unknown Condition

By Mellanie True Hills September is Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month. A lot of folks may ask: Why do we need a month devoted to afib? Or, even, what is atrial fibrillation, anyway? Afib is an irregular heart beat that can lead to serious complications, such as dementia, heart failure, stroke, or even death. Too many […]

U.S. Senate Adopts S.Res 262 Designating September 2009 as National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month

StopAfib.org is excited to announce that the U.S. Senate adopted, under unanimous consent, S. Res. 262, a resolution designating September 2009 as National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month. We especially want to thank Sen. Feingold for his work in getting the resolution approved this month. We continue to work diligently to move this forward in the […]