October 23, 2017

How Can You Help to Unlock the Genetics of Atrial Fibrillation in Non-Caucasians?

Dr. Patrick Ellinor, along with his genetic research group at Harvard Medical School and at the Broad Institute in Boston, has revolutionized what we know about the genetics of afib. StopAfib.org is proud to have helped with this research. Thus far, most of the data that has been collected has been from individuals of European […]

Dr. Keith Ferdinand on Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Among Blacks and African Americans — Video

In this video, Dr. Keith Ferdinand, Chief Science Officer of the Association of Black Cardiologists, talked about heart disease and atrial fibrillation among minorities, especially blacks and African Americans. He talked about why blacks appear to have less afib than whites, and what blacks should be doing to prevent AF and heart disease. Watch the […]

African Americans Show Less Risk of Atrial Fibrillation and Women Need More Aggressive Afib Treatment — Findings from HRS

At Heart Rhythm 2010 in Denver recently, a session on demographic factors influencing atrial fibrillation management and outcomes featured the following research findings: African Americans Have Less Risk Than Caucasians of Atrial Fibrillation After Bypass Surgery Blacks Have Lower Risk of Atrial Fibrillation After Age 60 Than Whites Despite Higher Risk Factors Women with Atrial […]