February 19, 2018

USA Weekend talks about atrial fibrillation and mini-maze surgery

USA Weekend HealthSmart edition features a story about Mellanie True Hills, founder of StopAfib.org, in which she talks about living with atrial fibrillation and communicating electronically with her surgeon before and after her mini-maze surgery.

Read:  USA Weekend Talks About Atrial Fibrillation and Mini-Maze Surgery…

What are your thoughts on the role that electronic communications should play in your communications with your doctors? Please share your comments here at the Atrial Fibrillation Blog.


  1. I don’t know if anyone’s still having this discussion, but I’ll just say that going to the movies used to trigger afib for me all the time, but I could never figure out why. So, last weekend, I went to a seriously loud rock concert for the first time in years (I’m a 49 year old male) and the loud bass made my heart very uncomfortable. That night, I went into afib for the first time since my ablation procedure six months ago. I am convinced the two are related and that the sound from the movies is what triggered it in the past. After finding your comments, I mean to bring it up with my cardiologist.

  2. I am 57 years old female , I have a AFIB and I am 100% paced and have a defibrilater.
    I have increased fibrillation when i am near loud bass music, amplified noises.
    movie theaters, house Alarms. Is any one having else have this problem.

    Thank You,

    • Donna,

      That’s interesting. I don’t think I’ve heard comments such as that previously, but will listen out for others who may have experienced it. Thanks for sharing your experience with us.