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We've been getting lots of inquiries about when Early Bird registration will open for the 2017 Get in Rhythm. Stay in Rhythm.™ Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference (August 4-6) so people can reserve their seats at the live event, and begin making travel arrangements.    And we couldn’t be happier about this, because it means we’re reaching those who ... Read More
Posted by Mellanie at on AFib News Blog May 2, 2017 10:38 AM CDT
**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

Blog Post Drafts [ADMIN ONLY]

  • 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

My AFIB is complicated by HOCM. I was diagnosed in February 2017 and had an unsuccessful cardioversion in April, I was in NSR for only 4 days. I go tomorrow for a follow up and to discuss options for the future, one of which is just to leave me out of rhythm. I'm not sure what the long term effects would be? I am being treated at Vanderbilt and I am on Sotalol, Metopr...
Hi Melanie,
in your opinion do you think diet changes can improve atrial disease/fibrosis? Could that be the reason for the 76% success rate in stopping AFib in the Legacy study from Australia of obese patients who lost weight? I am wondering if the Atria fibrosis is improved with large sustained weight loss. What are your thoughts?


Do you think atrial fibrosis is reduced when an obese person (greater than 27 BMI) with AFib loses a large amount of weight? I am thinking of the Legacy Study out of Australia - Dr Pathan and Dr. Twomey - where 76% of the patients who had a sustained weight loss had a signicant reduction of their AF burden and maintenance of sinus rhythm. I wonder if the...
Hi Melanie, as usual,. I value your coments very much.I am 83 y old, I had succesful ablation 14 mo ago with implanted Link cardio recorder with no events until now.Now I consider my afib as another comorbidity that I can influence only by lifesyle==eating habits, weight,controlled BP,diabetes, sleep disturbances,meditation, yin yoga, tai chi, suppl...
We just finished working out details — Gerolsteiner will be back for the fourth year in a row as the "Official Mineral Water Sponsor" for the conference. And, they are sending twice as much water this year as last as well as tote bags and other goodies.

If you don't know about Gerolsteiner mineral water to help avoid dehydration or to help convert out of afib (...