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The new 2014 AHA/ACC/HRS Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines were just released at the American College of Cardiology annual conference. In this video interview, Dr. Hugh Calkins discusses what afib ...

Dr. Hugh Calkins Discusses New AHA/ACC/HRS Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines — Video

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The Duke University School of Nursing is conducting a study about afib symptoms after catheter ablation and we are helping spread the word. You can participate if you will be having your first ...

Duke Atrial Fibrillation Symptom Study Needs You If You Are Having Your First Afib Catheter Ablation

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At the recent Atrial Fibrillation Symposium 2014, we did a two-part video interview with Dr. Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy. In part one, he discusses left atrial appendage occlusion and the LAALA-AF ...

Dr. Lakkireddy Discusses Yoga for Atrial Fibrillation and Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion — Video

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StopAfib.org partnered with the Cleveland Clinic to give you an opportunity to ask questions of their atrial fibrillation experts, Dr. Walid Saliba, Dr. Oussama Wazni, and Dr. Mandeep Bhargava, ...

View the Transcript of our December 2013 Atrial Fibrillation Chat with Cleveland Clinic Afib Experts

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The final videos from the Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference have been posted.  In the Q & A video, the panel of presenters answered procedure-related ...

Final StopAfib Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference Videos Are Now Available

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At the Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference, Dr. Robert Kowal discussed innovative new catheter ablation procedures to treat atrial fibrillation and to prevent ...

Videos of Dr. Robert Kowal and Dr. William Brinkman on the Latest Atrial Fibrillation Catheter Ablation and Surgical Procedures

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At the Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference, Dr. Kamran Rizvi discussed radiofrequency (RF) catheter ablation and Dr. Jay O. Franklin discussed cryoballoon ...

Videos of Dr. Kamran Rizvi and Dr. Jay O. Franklin on Radiofrequency and Cryoballoon Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation

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At the Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference, Dr. Robert Kowal and Mellanie True Hills tag-teamed to help patients understand how to communicate with their doctors ...

Videos of Dr. Rob Kowal and Mellanie True Hills on Communicating with Your Doctor and Living with Atrial Fibrillation

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At the Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference, world-renowned electrophysiologist Eric N. Prystowsky talked about treatments for atrial fibrillation, including rate ...

Video of Dr. Eric Prystowsky’s Presentation on Atrial Fibrillation Medications and Avoiding Afib-Related Strokes

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For those who suffer from an irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation, getting in rhythm and staying in rhythm can be an elusive goal. Thus, StopAfib.org hosted the first Get in Rhythm, ...

Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference Videos Now Available

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As part of the second annual “I Am CardioSmart” contest, the American College of Cardiology is encouraging patients who are living well with heart disease to share their stories to inspire others ...

Share Your Atrial Fibrillation Story for the “I Am CardioSmart” Contest

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Atrial fibrillation is the most common irregular heart rhythm that starts in the atria. While it is often a mere annoyance, it can also be responsible for life-threatening medical emergencies that ...

Atrial Fibrillation Experts from Cleveland Clinic Will Answer Your Afib Questions on December 17

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Today, for World Stroke Awareness Day, join the Sign Against Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation campaign to add your voice to this call for urgent action to avoid thousands of preventable afib-related ...

For World Stroke Awareness Day, Sign the Global Atrial Fibrillation Patient Charter

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Dr. Robert Kowal, EP, will speak at our Nov. 2, 2013, Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference. He will talk about new catheter ablation technologies (FIRM, laser ...

Video Preview of Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference-–Dr. Robert Kowal on Afib Catheter Ablation

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The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) is leading a new research study, the Health eHeart Study, focused on putting a stop to the #1 killer, heart disease. That includes atrial ...

You Can Help Put a Stop to Heart Disease, and Maybe Even Atrial Fibrillation

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Do you want to attend the Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm AF Patient Conference, but just haven’t had time to register? It’s that time! With only a few more days before we have to stop taking ...

Time is Running Out to Learn How to Get in Rhythm and Stay in Rhythm

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ACT (Anti-Coagulation Therapy) Now, a free educational seminar, will be held on October 15, 2013. StopAfib.org founder, Mellanie True Hills, will be one of the panelists. Learn more at: Online ...

Free Online Anticoagulation Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation Seminar October 15

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Do you ever wonder if you’re in afib? Now you can check anytime, anywhere, if you have an iPhone 4/4s or iPhone 5. AliveCor is providing Heart Monitors for free to the StopAfib.org patient ...

US Atrial Fibrillation Patients Get Free AliveCor iPhone ECG Heart Monitors — Limited Supply, Act Fast

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StopAfib.org has added nine new atrial fibrillation experts to its Global Medical Advisory Board, which is made up of some of the world’s foremost electrophysiologists, surgeons, cardiologists, ...

StopAfib.org Names Nine Atrial Fibrillation Experts to Global Medical Advisory Board

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Learn all about what is happening during Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Awareness Month along with what you can do to help. In addition, did you know about the following patient and caregiver resources ...

It’s Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month — What Can You Do to Help?

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Learn how to get in rhythm and stay in rhythm at the Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference that will be held in Dallas on November 2, 2013. The conference is for afib patients, their families, ...

Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm: Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference

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At World Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Day on September 14, 2013, Dr. James Cox received the Global Atrial Fibrillation Alliance Physician Ambassador of the Year Award and Mellanie True Hills ...

Dr. James Cox and Mellanie True Hills Receive Physician & Patient Ambassador of the Year Awards

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What you don’t know about atrial fibrillation could kill you, or a loved one!Atrial fibrillation (also called afib) is an irregular heartbeat (or heart rhythm), and is a major cause of strokes. ...

Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month 2013

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People with atrial fibrillation may develop age-related cognitive decline (thinking and memory problems) at a younger age than those without afib, a new study says. We already knew that cognitive ...

Atrial Fibrillation May Lead to Earlier Cognitive Decline

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In this video interview, Dr. Andy Kiser discusses the hybrid ablation (also called the hybrid procedure) for atrial fibrillation to tailor treatment for individual patients. This hybrid approach ...

Dr. Andy Kiser Discusses the Hybrid Ablation for Tailoring Atrial Fibrillation Treatment — Video

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StopAfib.org partnered with the Cleveland Clinic to give you an opportunity to ask questions of three of their atrial fibrillation experts, Dr. Walid Saliba, Dr. Sergio Pinski, and Dr. David Van ...

View the Transcript of our May Atrial Fibrillation Chat with Cleveland Clinic Afib Experts

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We get lots of questions from the atrial fibrillation patient community about heart monitors. Now, we’re able to announce that two FDA-approved heart monitors, the AliveCor Heart Monitor and the ...

Atrial Fibrillation Patient Discounts on ECG Heart Monitors — Limited Time Only

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In the late breaking clinical trials session at Heart Rhythm 2013, Dr. Nassir Marrouche presented results of the multicenter DECAAF trial. Dr. Marrouche talked with us on video about the results ...

Dr. Nassir Marrouche on Multicenter Atrial Fibrillation DECAAF Trial Presented at HRS — Video

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In the late breaking clinical trials session at Heart Rhythm 2013, Dr. Sanjiv Narayan presented early results of the multicenter PRECISE-PAF trial of FIRM ablation without pulmonary vein ...

Dr. Sanjiv Narayan on Results of FIRM Ablation Without Pulmonary Vein Isolation — Video

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New research found that a Southern diet is associated with increased stroke risk.Stroke frequency was directly proportional to the quantity of Southern foods consumed by participants in the ...

Southern diet increases stroke risk regardless of location, including among atrial fibrillation patients

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EP Lab Digest recently published A Matter of Trust: How to Build Adherence with Afib Patients, authored by StopAfib.org founder Mellanie True Hills. The article, based on the experiences of ...

EP Lab Digest Publishes “A Matter of Trust: How to Build Adherence with Afib Patients”

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On May 8th, StopAfib.org will join with the Heart Rhythm Society for a citywide event in Denver kicking off "Cardiac Arrhythmia Awareness Month" in Colorado. The event, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ...

Join StopAfib.org & Heart Rhythm Society on May 8th in Denver for Cardiac Arrhythmia Awareness Month Event

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Atrial fibrillation is the most common irregular heart rhythm that starts in the atria. While it is often a mere annoyance, it can also be responsible for life-threatening medical emergencies that ...

Atrial Fibrillation Experts from Cleveland Clinic Will Answer Your Afib Questions on May 31

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 EP Lab Digest recently published Gender Matters: Why Afib Is More Fatal for Women, authored by StopAfib.org founder Mellanie True Hills. In it, she discussed the research into why atrial ...

Gender Matters: Why Afib Is More Fatal for Women

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Set your DVRs, or watch live, on Saturday, March 23, at 8AM ET/PT, as the Discovery Channel unveils the atrial fibrillation documentary, “A Heartbeat Away From Stroke”. StopAfib.org was thrilled ...

Discovery Channel Launches Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke Prevention Documentary

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In our latest video, Dr. Ralph Damiano discusses how post-operative afib is among the most common complications from cardiac surgery. It is believed to be an inflammatory response, and often goes ...

Dr. Ralph Damiano on Post-Operative Atrial Fibrillation, Valvular Afib, and AtriClip — Video

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In commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Cox Maze procedure for atrial fibrillation, Dr. James Cox sat down with us to talk about the history of the Cox Maze procedure, and how it has evolved ...

Dr. James Cox Discusses the Cox Maze Procedure for Atrial Fibrillation — Video

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 StopAfib.org founder Mellanie True Hills will be speaking at the Sixth Annual Western Atrial Fibrillation Symposium about how healthcare professionals can engage their afib patients to get ...

StopAfib.org Founder Speaks on Engaging Afib Patients at the Western Atrial Fibrillation Symposium

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  In this video interview, Dr. Wilber Su discusses what he has learned from doing more than 600 cryoballoon ablations as well as about 50 hybrid procedures. To watch the video or read ...

Dr. Wilber Su Discusses Cryoballoon Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation — Video

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This year the FIRM ablation interviews with Dr. Narayan topped the list. Other popular topics included stroke prevention, new afib guidelines, sleep apnea, and medications. Stories about efficacy ...

Top Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) Videos of 2012

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StopAfib.org is pleased to unveil the Top Ten Atrial Fibrillation Articles of 2012. There were many topics of interest this year to the atrial fibrillation patient community. As always, the top ...

Top Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) Articles of 2012

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Patients with atrial fibrillation are at higher risk of suffering stroke and other complications related to the development of blood clots in their heart. Until 2010, the only oral anticoagulant ...

Do you have atrial fibrillation? Your input can help shape research to benefit afib patients.

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StopAfib.org has joined the Fair Access to Cardiac Technology (FACT) Alliance to raise awareness of the importance of access to this medical technology for the detection of atrial fibrillation and ...

The FACT Alliance Supports Access to Life-saving Technologies for Atrial Fibrillation Patients

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In December of 2012, the American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) CardioSmart initiative and Mended Hearts will be sponsoring three Living with Atrial Fibrillation programs in Dallas, Houston, and ...

Living with Atrial Fibrillation programs from American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) CardioSmart initiative & Mended Hearts

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The Alliance for Aging Research and the AFib Optimal Treatment Task Force have released a new survey that found that atrial fibrillation patients are active in the decision-making process ...

Alliance for Aging Research Survey Finds Atrial Fibrillation Patients are Active in AF Treatment Decision-making

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Recently, StopAfib.org partnered with the Cleveland Clinic to give you an opportunity to ask questions of three of their atrial fibrillation experts, Dr. Walid Saliba, Dr. Sergio Pinski, and Dr. ...

View the Transcript of our October Atrial Fibrillation Chat with Cleveland Clinic Afib Experts

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Tommy Morrison, who is participating in the IRONMAN Florida on November 3, is an afib survivor and is raising funds to raise awareness of the devastation that atrial fibrillation causes. We are ...

IRONMAN Florida Triathlete Tommy Morrison raises awareness of atrial fibrillation

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Action for Stroke Prevention, an alliance of renowned health experts and patient organizations, has published new reports calling for policy makers and the medical and patient communities to join ...

New Report Confirms Potential Atrial Fibrillation-Related Stroke Crisis

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Just ahead of World Stroke Day (October 29), policy makers have joined over 90 medical and patient organizations, including StopAfib.org, and more than 100,000 people, in calling for prevention of ...

Policy Makers Call for Prevention of Atrial Fibrillation-Related Strokes to be National Healthcare Priority

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Atrial fibrillation is the most common irregular heart rhythm that starts in the atria. While it is often a mere annoyance, it can also be responsible for life-threatening medical emergencies that ...

Atrial Fibrillation Experts from Cleveland Clinic Will Answer Your Afib Questions on October 30