October 24, 2014

Dr. Andy Kiser Discusses the Hybrid Ablation for Tailoring Atrial Fibrillation Treatment — Video

In this video interview, Dr. Andy Kiser discusses the hybrid ablation (also called the hybrid procedure) for atrial fibrillation to tailor treatment for individual patients. This hybrid approach combines a surgical ablation procedure and a catheter ablation in the same setting, and is done by a team that consists of both a surgeon and an […]

Dr. Nassir Marrouche on Multicenter Atrial Fibrillation DECAAF Trial Presented at HRS — Video

In the late breaking clinical trials session at Heart Rhythm 2013, Dr. Nassir Marrouche presented results of the multicenter DECAAF trial. Dr. Marrouche talked with us on video about the results presented at HRS, including the role of hypertension (high blood pressure) in the development of atrial fibrosis and the evaluation by MRI of atrial […]

Dr. Sanjiv Narayan on Results of FIRM Ablation Without Pulmonary Vein Isolation — Video

In the late breaking clinical trials session at Heart Rhythm 2013, Dr. Sanjiv Narayan presented early results of the multicenter PRECISE-PAF trial of FIRM ablation without pulmonary vein isolation. We caught up with Dr. Narayan and he talked with us on video about these findings along with other FIRM results presented at HRS. To watch […]

Southern diet increases stroke risk regardless of location, including among atrial fibrillation patients

New research found that a Southern diet is associated with increased stroke risk. Stroke frequency was directly proportional to the quantity of Southern foods consumed by participants in the ongoing REGARDS study, accounting for a 30% increased risk of stroke. The relationship between Southern foods and stroke risk was consistent no matter where in the […]

EP Lab Digest Publishes “A Matter of Trust: How to Build Adherence with Afib Patients”

EP Lab Digest recently published A Matter of Trust: How to Build Adherence with Afib Patients, authored by StopAfib.org founder Mellanie True Hills. The article, based on the experiences of hundreds of afib patients, explores why patients don’t follow doctor recommendations and what they recommend doctors do to improve the situation and create trust and […]

WomenHeart Launches National Educational Initiative About Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke Risk for Hispanic Women

On Tuesday, May 14, WomenHeart will launch a new national initiative about afib and stroke risk for Hispanic women. StopAfib.org is honored to be a partner with WomenHeart in this. Here is the announcement from WomenHeart: Join WomenHeart as we launch the first national educational initiative about atrial fibrillation and stroke risk for Hispanic women. […]

Join StopAfib.org & Heart Rhythm Society on May 8th in Denver for Cardiac Arrhythmia Awareness Month Event

On May 8th, StopAfib.org will join with the Heart Rhythm Society for a citywide event in Denver kicking off “Cardiac Arrhythmia Awareness Month” in Colorado. The event, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Skyline Park, will raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of potentially life-threatening heart rhythm disorders such as atrial fibrillation. Please […]

Dr. James Cox Discusses the Cox Maze Procedure for Atrial Fibrillation — Video

In commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Cox Maze procedure for atrial fibrillation, Dr. James Cox sat down with us to talk about the history of the Cox Maze procedure, and how it has evolved in the past 25 years. To watch the video, or read the transcript, see: The Cox Maze Procedure for Atrial […]

StopAfib.org Founder to Appear on mHealth Zone 2/14/13

StopAfib.org Founder Mellanie True Hills will appear on mHealth Zone on Thursday, February 14, from 12:20-12:30 pm Eastern time. This Valentine’s Day program will focus on how mobile solutions can help improve heart health. Mellanie will discuss mobile atrial fibrillation solutions. “mHealth Does Its Part for Healthy Hearts” will feature special guests: Dr. Samir Damani, […]

Did Pope Benedict Have an AV Node Ablation for His Atrial Fibrillation?

There is interesting new information in an article today regarding the Pope’s atrial fibrillation and strokes. It reports that he had a bleeding stroke in 1991, along with a stroke in 2005. The bleeding stroke could certainly explain why he was refusing anticoagulants. Even more interestingly, the article also reports that he had a pacemaker […]