January 22, 2018

Research for US patients who have suffered a stroke or stroke-like event (includes afib), or their caregivers

UPDATE 6-30-15:  Thank you so much for your help. We’ve been asked to turn off this request as they have been swamped and have what they need. Have you, or a loved one, had a stroke or a stroke-like event (afib, chest pain, dizziness, palpitations, or fainting)? If so, you’re needed for some research. Find […]

Deaths from atrial fibrillation high despite use of anticoagulants

Today, at the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Barcelona, it was reported that even though 80% of atrial fibrillation patients who should be on anticoagulants (according to their CHA2DS2-VASc score) are on anticoagulants, death rates at one year are still high. Most of those deaths are due to cardiovascular causes. The risk factors predicting […]

Atrial Fibrillation, Stroke Prevention, & Aspirin Use — StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Albert Waldo

StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Albert Waldo of Case Western Reserve University Find more information on this topic, and Dr. Waldo, at: www.stopafib.org In this video interview at Heart Rhythm 2012, Dr. Albert Waldo, one of the world’s foremost atrial fibrillation treatment experts, discusses why aspirin no longer plays a role in

Atrial Fibrillation & Anticoagulants–StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Daniel Singer

StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Daniel Singer of Harvard Medical School. Find more information on this topic, and Dr. Singer, at: http://www.stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/397 Dr. Singer led a symposium on atrial fibrillation stroke prevention at Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium 2012. In this video interview, Dr. Singer shared with StopAfib.org information from that symposium. He provided an update on rivaroxaban […]

Atrial Fibrillation & Stroke Prevention–StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Daniel Singer

StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Daniel Singer, of Harvard Medical School. Find more information on this topic, Dr. Singer, and a transcript of the interview, at: http://stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/394 In this video interview, Dr. Singer discussed topics covered in the stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation symposium he moderated at the Boston AF Symposium 2011. The topics discussed included the […]

Atrial Fibrillation & Stroke Prediction–StopAfib.org interviews Prof. Gregory Lip

StopAfib.org interviews Prof. Gregory Lip, of the University of Birmingham (UK) Find more information on the CHADS2 scoring system, and on Prof. Lip, at: http://www.stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/369 In this video interview, Dr. Lip discussed the CHA2DS2-VASc tool, which was recently adopted by the European Society of Cardiology Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines for predicting stroke risk in atrial fibrillation. […]

Atrial Fibrillation & Anticoagulants–StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Elaine Hylek

StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Elaine Hylek of Boston University. A transcript of this video, as well as additional information about the topics discussed, and Dr. Hylek, can be found at: http://www.stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/349 In this video interview, Dr. Elaine Hylek of Boston University discusses new anticoagulant drugs for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation. For many years, warfarin (Coumadin) […]

Atrial Fibrillation Catheter Ablation Techniques–StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Vivek Reddy

In this video from Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium 2010, Dr. Vivek Reddy discusses some of the new atrial fibrillation catheter ablation technologies and also talks about non-pharmacological approaches to stroke prevention in afib, such as the Watchman and Lariat suture. Dr. Reddy is the Director of Electrophysiology at Mount Sinai

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 […]

Men with Severe Sleep Apnea are at Twice the Risk of Death — What Those with Atrial Fibrillation Need to Know

Sleep apnea is an important risk factor for atrial fibrillation. It is also associated with hypertension, coronary artery disease, heart failure, stroke, diabetes, and insulin resistance, all of which are risk factors for, or results of, atrial fibrillation. Now a new study has just reported that men between the ages of 40 and 70 who […]