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**This blog post reflects the opinion of the author and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the AHA** I just returned from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) medical conference. Over the past six months, I have attended EP in the West in October, American Heart Association in November, AF Symposium in January, Western AF Symposium in ... Read More
Posted by Mellanie at on AFib News Blog Mar 26, 2017 10:56 AM CDT
My AFib Experience community members,   We would like to give you the unique opportunity of posting some of your questions about atrial fibrillation for experts in the field. Submit your questions about atrial fibrillation and we will have world-renowned heart experts answer them in this forum.   Please post your questions as comments to this blog ... Read More
Posted by kristen.wadeAHA_ASA on AFib News Blog Mar 6, 2017 9:30 AM CST
The FDA is holding Listening Sessions in order to learn more from those with atrial fibrillation. These will be held by the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health. This is the part of the FDA involved in approving and regulating devices used in treating afib. For these listening sessions, they are looking for anyone with afib to share your ... Read More
Posted by Mellanie at on AFib News Blog Mar 3, 2017 9:46 AM CST
The subject comes up quite frequently about how to find the best prices for the newer blood thinners (anticoagulants). After posting this info to a thread, I realized that it should be put in a place that is easy to find. That is why I am posting this to the blog so you can find these links more easily, and point others to this. Here are some resources to help: ... Read More
Posted by Mellanie at on AFib News Blog Feb 18, 2017 11:08 AM CST
This morning, we announced the dates for the 2017  Get in Rhythm. Stay in Rhythm.™ Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference ! Below is the email that we sent out. Please save the dates on your calendar and plan to be with us at the Fairmont in Dallas for this amazing event.  Mellanie We're SO excited to announce that we have finalized the dates and location ... Read More
Posted by Mellanie at on AFib News Blog Feb 9, 2017 10:18 AM CST

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  • Answers To Your Medication Questions (And More) (Draft)
    We asked you what you wanted to ask the experts about medications (see this blog post at ), and you gave us lots of questions to ask them. At the 2016 Get in Rhythm. Stay in Rhythm. Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference in Dallas, we sat down with these two world-renowned AFib experts:  Dr. Prystowsky helped ... Read More
  • @Mentions are now available! (Draft)
    Did you know that you can now @Mention other members in the My AFib Experience community in your forum posts, when commenting on events and blog posts, and also on profile page comments too? With an @Mention you can call someone’s attention to a post or comment that you’ve written so they can read it and reply. How do you mention someone? Type the @ symbol and ... Read More


Recent Comments

I had an ablation in November and 3 cardioversions since then. The last cardioversion left me in good sinus rythem. I had even started backing off the drugs at a slow rate.My E.P did a CT of my heart and said that there are a couple of places that still need to be ablazed so now I let him do it. I am less than a week out of the hospital and my heart is both fast and going i...
Have looked at data for Eliquis et al vs. aspirin and do not see statistical support for Eliquis over aspirin. Cardiologists recite the dogma that Eliquis i.e. Blood thinner prevent clots in AFib better than aspirin. Other than pharma $$ for Eliquis etc. Anyone have info that supports Eliquis over aspirin?
All, Thanks for the kind comments. I've been pretty slammed and just got back here to comment.

Atrial disease seems to show up as scar tissue (atrial fibrosis) using MRI (the work of Dr. Marrouche at the University of Utah). Dr. Marrouche will be talking about fibrosis at the patient conference this year. One of the studies he published back in 2011 in the Jo...
The videos with answers to your questions are available at

I have accurately told myself when in AFIB or not by simply using my Blood Pressure Cuff. If you have high pulse and LOW blood pressure, most likely, you are in AFIB. If it continues (check every hour) CALL somebody!