September 21, 2017

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. […]

It’s Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month — What Can You Do to Help?

Learn all about what is happening during Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Awareness Month along with what you can do to help. In addition, did you know about the following patient and caregiver resources for all who are concerned about afib? What You Don’t Know About Afib Could Kill You Video Get Started Learning about Afib Guide […]

What Are the Hidden Risks of Atrial Fibrillation?

During Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month, StopAfib.org highlights a new video that explains the hidden afib risks. Learn more at: New StopAfib.org Video Explains the Hidden Afib Risks for Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month

Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month 2013

What you don’t know about atrial fibrillation could kill you, or a loved one! Atrial fibrillation (also called afib) is an irregular heartbeat (or heart rhythm), and is a major cause of strokes. Having afib increases your stroke risk by 500 percent. In addition, afib can lead to heart failure, dementia, and even Alzheimer’s disease. […]

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. […]

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 […]

Stopping Atrial Fibrillation is Big News, from EP Lab Digest September, 2011

Our September EP Lab Digest Patient Perspective column, Stopping Atrial Fibrillation is Big News!, focuses on activities taking place during Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month, including public service announcements featuring daytime TV star Susan Lucci  and former NBA player and general manager Jerry West. It also talks about how Atrial Fibrillation Month came into being. To […]

ZDNet Blogger Jennifer Leggio Talks About Living with Atrial Fibrillation

To help raise awareness of afib for Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month, Jennifer Leggio (@mediaphyter), well-known ZDNet Social Business blogger, shared what it’s like for a young person to live with afib, having been diagnosed with it in her twenties. Read: From the heart, about the heart: Living with afib

Can You Help with Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month Resolution

I was just in Washington, DC, where I had the privilege of having some great meetings on Capitol Hill. I met with legislative directors to Senate and House of Representatives members to gain support for a resolution being introduced soon that would officially designate September as National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month. Do you know a […]