September 21, 2017

ESC: Women with atrial fibrillation are undertreated by GPs

This confirms what we already knew… As reported today at the European Society of Cardiology in Amsterdam: “Women with AF receive less anticoagulation treatment than men despite the fact that they are at greater risk of stroke. The new CHA2DS2-VASc score should be used more stringently, especially in women, to optimise their treatment. Treatment of […]

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 the World Heart Day Heart Chat on Sept. 28 from 1 to 2 p.m. ET

September 29 marks World Heart Day. The focus for 2012 is on women, children and heart disease. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) causes one in three female deaths and 1 million babies are born annually worldwide with a congenital heart defect. Putting the spotlight on these vulnerable populations is more crucial than ever. In order to raise […]

Women Have Different Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Results from Men — Video Interview with Dr. John Mandrola

At the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2011, Dr. John Mandrola presented a poster on gender-specific results of atrial fibrillation ablation in a private practice setting. In this video interview with him about the poster, he mentioned that in his experience women appear to be more challenging to treat with atrial fibrillation ablation and do […]

Atrial Fibrillation & Gender Differences–StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Andrea Russo

In this video interview at Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium 2010, Dr. Andrea Russo talks about gender differences in atrial fibrillation treatment and afib stroke risk in women. Dr. Russo is Director of Cardiac Ablation and Arrhythmia Services at Cooper University Hospital (New Jersey) and professor of medicine at Robert Wood

Impact of Atrial Fibrillation/Afib

Mellanie True Hills talks about the physical, emotional, and financial impact of atrial fibrillation on patients and their families through sharing her story. Share this with family and friends, and learn more at www.StopAfib.org, the atrial fibrillation patient resource