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Watch This Video to Take a Stand Against Atrial Fibrillation (AF or Afib) and Stroke, Then Pass It On by Mellanie H. Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 Sep 2010 5:00am Today 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 video that shares important statistics about the i ... Read on »
StopAfib.org Applauds US Senate Passage of the Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Resolution (S. Res. 243) by Mellanie H. Patient Expert Posted Wed 10 Aug 2011 12:46pm StopAfib.org would like to applaud and thank Sen. Michael Crapo [R-ID], Sen. Robert Casey [D-PA], Sen. Daniel Inouye [D-HI], Sen. Daniel Akaka [D-HI], Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL], and Sen. Patrick Toomey [R-PA] for introducing and passing the Atrial Fibrillation Resolution (S. Res. 243), which promotes increased awareness, diagnosis, and treatm ... Read on »
Heart Rhythm Society Creates “A-Fib Feels Like” Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Public Service Announcement by Mellanie H. Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 Jun 2011 7:53am The Heart Rhythm Society has created a public service announcement, A-Fib Feels Like , that is designed to help afib patients and the public understand the symptoms of atrial fibrillation. What do you think about it? After watching it, please share your comments below. Watch:  A-Fib Feels Like Read on »
AF Stat Call to Action for Atrial Fibrillation Report Aims to Improve Atrial Fibrillation Treatment (Afib) by Mellanie H. Patient Expert Posted Fri 18 Sep 2009 12:17pm Healthcare leaders working to improve the health and well-being of people affected by atrial fibrillation, called AF StatTM: A Call to Action for Atrial Fibrillation, have just rolled out two reports, the AF Stat Call to Action for Atrial Fibrillation and Medicare and Atrial Fibrillation: Consequences in Cost and Care. You'll find the AF Stat pre ... Read on »
Mexican Americans with Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Have More and Worse Strokes by Mellanie H. Patient Expert Posted Thu 09 Sep 2010 3:39pm A new study exploring ethnic differences in stroke risk for people with atrial fibrillation (AF) showed that Mexican American stroke survivors with afib were more than twice as likely to have another stroke as comparable non-Hispanic white stroke survivors with afib. Researchers were surprised by the study’s finding that severity of rec ... Read on »
New Study Finds NT-proBNP Levels Predict New Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Up To Sixteen Years in Advance by Mellanie H. Patient Expert Posted Mon 16 Nov 2009 7:50am A new study reports that blood levels of a protein hormone called N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) predicts new atrial fibrillation, regardless of other afib risk factors. Those with the highest levels were four times as likely to develop afib as those with the lowest levels. In the study, elevated levels of NT-proBNP occurre ... Read on »
New Study Finds NT-proBNP Levels Predict New Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Up To Sixteen Years in Advance by Mellanie H. Patient Expert Posted Mon 16 Nov 2009 12:00am A new study reports that blood levels of a protein hormone called N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) predicts new atrial fibrillation, regardless of other afib risk factors. Those with the highest levels were four times as likely to develop afib as those with the lowest levels. In the study, elevated levels of NT-proBNP ... Read on »
Gene Test Improves Coumadin (warfarin) Use for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation (AF) by Mellanie H. Patient Expert Posted Wed 17 Mar 2010 5:26am Genetic tests that show high or low sensitivity to blood thinner (anticoagulant) drugs like warfarin (Coumadin) not only improve dosing accuracy but also reduce hospitalization by 31%, according to a new study just presented at the American College of Cardiology scientific sessions. Coumadin is often prescribed for people who have afib to pr ... Read on »
Dr. Keith Ferdinand on Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Among Blacks and African Americans — Video by Mellanie H. Patient Expert Posted Tue 22 Mar 2011 9:00am In this video, Dr. Keith Ferdinand, Chief Science Officer of the Association of Black Cardiologists, talked about heart disease and atrial fibrillation among minorities, especially blacks and African Americans. He talked about why blacks appear to have less afib than whites, and what blacks should be doing to prevent AF and heart disease. ... Read on »
Study Shows Women with Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Have Catheter Ablations Later Than Men, And Have Worse Results by Mellanie H. Patient Expert Posted Tue 30 Mar 2010 11:39am 1 Comment New research from Dr. Andrea Natale and colleagues on gender disparities in atrial fibrillation points out that women with afib are less likely to have catheter ablation treatment than men. When they do have atrial fibrillation catheter ablations, they tend to be older and sicker, meaning that they are more likely to have persistent or long-stand ... Read on »