April 30, 2017

Join StopAfib.org at the HRS “AFib Feels Like” event in San Francisco on May 7

Learn more about atrial fibrillation at the Heart Rhythm Society “AFib Feels Like” event on May 7, 2014, in San Francisco. StopAfib.org founder, Mellanie True Hills, will speak about managing afib and advocating for yourself. There will be yoga sessions as well. Learn more at:  StopAfib.org joins with Heart Rhythm Society for “AFib Feels Like” […]

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 […]

Afib (AF) Congressional Briefings to be Held for National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month

In September of 2012, there will be two Congressional briefings on atrial fibrillation for National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month. The featured speakers on September 18 will be Hugh Calkins, MD, FHRS, a world-renowned expert on atrial fibrillation and Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) Incoming President, and Mellanie True Hills, an afib patient and CEO and Founder […]

Join StopAfib.org & Heart Rhythm Society for May 9th Event in Boston for Cardiac Arrhythmia Awareness Month in Massachusetts

On May 9th, StopAfib.org will join with the Heart Rhythm Society for a citywide event in Boston kicking off “Cardiac Arrhythmia Awareness Month” in Massachusetts. The event, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Boston City Hall Plaza, will raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of potentially life-threatening heart rhythm disorders such as atrial […]

Can Contact Force Sensing or Laser Balloon Decrease Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Failures?

While catheter ablation has been proven more effective at stopping atrial fibrillation than antiarrhythmic drugs, pulmonary veins may reconnect and atrial fibrillation may return, causing the catheter ablation to fail. At the recent Heart Rhythm Society meeting, Dr. Vivek Reddy, Director of Cardiac Arrhythmia Services at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City, presented clinical […]

Heart Rhythm Society Creates “A-Fib Feels Like” Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Public Service Announcement

The Heart Rhythm Society has created a public service announcement, A-Fib Feels Like, that is designed to help afib patients and the public understand the symptoms of atrial fibrillation. What do you think about it? After watching it, please share your comments below. Watch:  A-Fib Feels Like

What Factors Can Predict Atrial Fibrillation Catheter Ablation Success

Doctors are trying to identify the characteristics that predict which patients aren’t likely to be successful with a catheter ablation for their atrial fibrillation. At a session at the recent Heart Rhythm Society annual meeting, some of the factors discussed included left atrial size, left atrial volume, left ventricle dysfunction (improper functioning of the left […]

What is Success for Atrial Fibrillation Catheter Ablation — Report from Heart Rhythm Society 2010

An important session at Heart Rhythm Society 2010 was “Medical Issues After Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation and Flutter.” It dealt with what constitutes success following catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (afib) and atrial flutter, and which is more important, the medical definition or the patient’s definition. Which definition is used can have implications for treatment […]

Dr. Nassir Marrouche Discusses Use of MRI to Personalize Atrial Fibrillation Treatment and Avoid Stroke – Video

In this video interview, Dr. Nassir Marrouche, Executive Director of the Comprehensive Arrhythmia Research and Management (CARMA) Center at the University of Utah Health System, discusses the findings he recently presented at the Heart Rhythm Society annual meeting in Denver. He discussed the intriguing way they are using MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), to personalize atrial […]

Atrial Fibrillation & the DECAAF trial–StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Nassir Marrouche (Part 2 or 2)

In this video interview, Dr. Nassir Marrouche talked about the exciting research he and his team presented at Heart Rhythm 2010 that allows them to personalize atrial fibrillation (AF) treatment. They do catheter ablations and manage stroke prevention based on the amount of atrial fibrosis and atrial remodeling detected by