October 23, 2017

Information from the 2016 Atrial Fibrillation Symposium about Blood Thinners and Afib Stroke Prevention

We just put up a blog post over at MyAFibExperience.org, a site co-developed by American Heart Association and StopAfib.org. The post shares some of the information on blood thinners and prevention of afib-related strokes that we gleaned from the recent 2016 Atrial Fibrillation Symposium in Orlando. We hope these nuggets are good food for thought […]

Holiday Discount on AfibAlert Heart Monitor — December Only

Get a discount on the FDA-approved AfibAlert® heart monitor for detecting atrial fibrillation. Lohman Technologies is making this special discount available for December 2015 only, so please act quickly. To learn more, see: Special December Discount on AfibAlert® Standalone Heart Monitor for Detecting Atrial Fibrillation.

Catheter Ablation Panel with Drs. Kowal, Natale, Marrouche, and Narayan — Video from 2015 Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference

The Catheter Ablation Panel at the 2015 Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm National Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference was chaired by Robert C. Kowal, MD, PhD, FHRS, and included: Andrea Natale, MD, FHRS; Nassir Marrouche, MD, FHRS; and Sanjiv M. Narayan, MD, PhD. The video of the panel contains two hours of introductory and advanced […]

Webinar: What You Should Know About Heart Valves and Atrial Fibrillation (Afib)

Dr. Patrick McCarthy and Dr. James Thomas of Northwestern Medicine will participate in a webinar entitled “What Should You Know About Heart Valves & Atrial Fibrillation?” The webinar will be held at 5pm CST on Wednesday, November 4, 2015. Dr. Patrick McCarthy is chief of cardiac surgery, and Dr. James Thomas is director of the Center for Heart Valve Disease […]

Sign Against Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation Task Force Launches Afib Patient Empowerment Materials

For World Stroke Day, the Sign Against Stroke (SAS) in Atrial Fibrillation Task Force launched patient empowerment materials for afib patients, family members, and healthcare providers. StopAfib.org is co-chair of the SAS Task Force and chaired development of these materials. Read more about these patient empowerment materials, which include infographic posters, downloadable PDFs, and videos, […]

For the 9th Annual Atrial Fibrillation Month, StopAfib.org Raises Awareness, Educates, and Names Medical Advisors

For the 9th annual Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month, StopAfib.org was part of a collaboration with American Heart Association to raise awareness of afib through a billboard spot in Times Square. We also named new members to our Global Medical Advisory Board and have been publishing the videos from our 2015 National Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference. […]

Living with Afib — 2015 Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference Video

The Living with Afib session at the 2015 Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm National Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference was presented by StopAfib.org Founder and CEO, Mellanie True Hills, who spoke about: • dedicating the conference to Judy Currier • knowing your stroke risk • autoimmune diseases and afib • common issues such as alcohol, […]

Managing AF Risk Factors Panel with Drs. Wilber, Redline, and Link — Video from 2015 AF Patient Conference

The Managing AF Risk Factors Panel at the 2015 Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm National Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference included David J. Wilber, MD, FHRS speaking about the impact of Obesity, Diabetes, and Hypertension on Atrial Fibrillation; Susan Redline, MD, MPH speaking about Sleep Apnea as a Hidden Trigger for AF; and Mark S. […]

Now Enrolling: Atrial Fibrillation Medication Study

A research study is currently enrolling paroxysmal afib patients (those with afib that comes and goes) to evaluate the effectiveness of an experimental drug. The study, being conducted in the US and Canada, will determine how well the study medication reduces the amount of time your heart is in afib. Learn more and see if […]

Dr. Kowal on Partnering with Your Healthcare Provider — Video from 2015 AF Patient Conference

In the Partnering with Your Healthcare Providers session at the 2015 Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm National Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference, Dr. Robert C. Kowal and Mellanie True Hills discuss what kind of doctor is likely to manage your care, how to know if you have the right doctor, what to do if the […]