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Watch This Video to Take a Stand Against Atrial Fibrillation (AF or Afib) and Stroke, Then Pass It On

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Today, September 1, 2010, is a very special day – it's the start of the fourth annual National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month. In celebration, StopAfib.org is kicking off a new initiative asking you to "Take a Stand against Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke."

We are launching the new Take a Stand videothat shares important statistics about the impact of atrial fibrillation (afib). For instance, did you know that of those who have afib, over a third will have a stroke? You'll find many more surprising facts in the video.

Please help us spread this message far and wide by sharing this video with family, friends, co-workers, and anyone that needs to know about this. Then ask them to educate themselves about atrial fibrillation and strokes by visiting the Get Started Learning About Atrial Fibrillation Guide.

Please share this information by clicking on the buttons below the story to Tweet on Twitter, "Like" on Facebook, or share via a variety of social media sites and e-mail.

Or use the toolbar at the bottom of the blog to do these things and more, such as to access the videos at the StopAfib YouTube Channel for Atrial Fibrillation Patients.

By spreading the word, you can help get individuals diagnosed with atrial fibrillation before they have a stroke, or two, and help them learn how to protect themselves from afib and strokes.

Thanks so much for sharing this during National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month.

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