October 23, 2017

Patient-Centered Care Those Living with Atrial Fibrillation Endorsed by Medical Societies

Our latest EP Lab Digest article focuses on the new European Heart Rhythm Association consensus document about patient-centered care. To learn what is being recommended to doctors about treating patients with atrial fibrillation, see: New Consensus Document Embraces Patient-Centered Approach to Atrial Fibrillation

EP Lab Digest Features Global Atrial Fibrillation Patient Charter and Sign Against Stroke in AF Campaign

The June issue of EP Lab Digest featured an interview with StopAfib.org founder Mellanie True Hills about the recent 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. The Global AF Patient Charter fo­cused on five critical recommendations that could […]

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

Stuck in the Middle: Afib Patients on Rate Control, from EP Lab Digest January, 2012

Our January EP Lab Digest Patient Perspective column, Stuck in the Middle: Afib Patients on Rate Control, focuses on how rate control treatment (such as beta blockers) alone impacts the quality of life of those living with atrial fibrillation. The column also explores things doctors and patients may wish to consider in determining an appropriate […]

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 […]

Atrial Fibrillation Patient Perspective on Better Care, from EP Lab Digest August, 2011

In her first regular Patient Perspective column, which appears in the August issue of EP Lab Digest, StopAfib.org founder Mellanie True Hills explores a concern in the atrial fibrillation patient community that staying in afib long term could be a “death sentence.” In addition, she talks about the upcoming National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month, which […]

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 […]

Patient Perspectives on Living with Atrial Fibrillation

StopAfib.org and Mellanie True Hills’ story of living with atrial fibrillation were featured in the September 2008 issue of EP Lab Digest. The article has a sidebar offering a patient perspective for doctors and staff, including five statements that afib patients wish their doctors wouldn’t make. Read EP Lab Digest Features Patient Perspectives on Living with Atrial […]