February 23, 2018

ESC: Risk of stroke with or without atrial fibrillation

As reported at the European Society of Cardiology in Amsterdam, among patients with 0-2 stroke risk factors, those with atrial fibrillation had a three-fold risk of stroke over those who didn’t have afib. But that difference declined as the number of risk factors increased. The risk of stroke was high in those with 3 or […]

New atrial fibrillation patient web site launched by European Society of Cardiology

The European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), a part of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), has launched the Afibmatters.org web site for atrial fibrillation patients. StopAfib.org was honored to collaborate on this site to help meet patient needs. Learn more at: Atrial fibrillation patient website afibmatters.org launched by European Society of Cardiology

Launch of Global Atrial Fibrillation Patient Charter and Sign Against Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation Campaign

StopAfib.org had the great privilege of participating in the launch of the Global Atrial Fibrillation Patient Charter and the Sign Against Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation campaign at the World Congress of Cardiology in Dubai. To learn more about this independent patient charter, which StopAfib.org participated in developing, and to sign the charter, see: Global Atrial […]

How Atrial Fibrillation Patients Use Social Media

Mellanie True Hills, founder of StopAfib.org, spoke at the Fifth Annual Western Atrial Fibrillation Symposium medical conference. Her remarks are summarized in her patient perspective column in the April 2012 issue of EP Lab Digest. See: How Social Media Helps Educate Afib Patients: An Atrial Fibrillation Patient Perspective Published in EP Lab Digest, April, 2012

Doctor Dos and Don’ts in Communicating with Afib Patients

As the founder of StopAfib.org, I have heard from thousands of atrial fibrillation patients who have shared their afib experiences with me. For so many of us, the diagnosis and treatment of afib is confusing and scary. To improve communication between patients and their health-care providers, and ultimately, provide better care, I recently shared with […]

Atrial Fibrillation Patients Needed for Study of Fish Oil Supplements

We have received word of a study at Vanderbilt University to determine if fish oil supplements decrease afib. Below is the info they sent in case you are interested in participating and are in the Nashville, Tennessee area… Recruiting Patients with Atrial Fibrillation We are recruiting patients with atrial fibrillation to participate in an NIH-sponsored […]

Paid Study for Afib Patients Who Have Had Both Kinds of Cardioversion

Paid Study for Atrial Fibrillation Patients Who Have Had Both Chemical and Electrical Cardioversion

What Atrial Fibrillation Patients Want Doctors to Know: Bridging the Afib Communications Gap

Mellanie True Hills, founder of StopAfib.org, recently spoke at the Fourth Annual Western Atrial Fibrillation Symposium. Many of her remarks to this medical conference are summarized in an article just published in EP Lab Digest. You may wish to share it with family and friends who need to understand what it’s like to live with […]

Paid Study for Atrial Fibrillation Patients Who Have Had Cardioversion

watchLAB is hosting a market research study in Los Angeles, Pittsburgh and Seattle with Atrial Fibrillation patients who have experienced both chemical (IV) and electrical cardioversion, preferably in the past 2 years. If you qualify, you will be invited to participate in a one hour interview or a small 1.5-hour group discussion to share your […]

CHADS2 Scores May Understate Atrial Fibrillation Stroke Risk

New research from Denmark shows that CHADS2 underestimates stroke risk. In the study, atrial fibrillation patients who were at intermediate risk with the CHADS2 scoring system had more than twice the stroke rate of those defined by the enhanced CHA2DS2-VASc tool as being at intermediate risk. While CHADS2 deemed 32.3% of patients to have intermediate […]