September 25, 2017

Reports Making Cryptogenic Strokes a National Health Priority Include Strokes from Atrial Fibrillation

The cause cannot be pinpointed in 25–30 per cent of strokes. Many of these strokes, called cryptogenic strokes, are due to undiagnosed atrial fibrillation, which increases the risk of stroke by 500%. StopAfib.org participated in a conference convened by the American Heart Association to make cryptogenic strokes a national health priority, and we participated in […]

Nominate a Patient, Caregiver, or Healthcare Professional for Excellence in Patient and Family Engagement

The Caregiver Action Network (CAN) recently launched a new program, Advancing Excellence: Best Practices in Patient and Family Engagement, to identify and recognize best practices in patient and family engagement. There is excellent work being done in patient and family engagement, and the Caregiver Action Network aims to recognize leaders in patient-centered care and share […]

Blood Clots and Near-Stroke Motivated Survivor to Launch Atrial Fibrillation Month in September to Focus on Arrhythmia That Causes Stroke

This September, StopAfib.org marks the third year of celebrating Atrial Fibrillation Month to raise awareness of atrial fibrillation (afib), an expensive and life-threatening irregular heartbeat that is a common cause of stroke. StopAfib.org founder, Mellanie True Hills, knows the toll that atrial fibrillation takes on those with it and their families. After surviving blood clots […]