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Atrial Fibrillation Month - StopAfib.org Announces September Focus on Life-Threatening Irregular Heartbeat
Date:9/2/2008

DALLAS, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- StopAfib.org, at http://www.StopAfib.org, announces that September is Atrial Fibrillation Month to raise awareness of this life-threatening irregular heartbeat, commonly called afib or AF.

Once considered benign, this common cardiac arrhythmia can often lead to congestive heart failure or stroke. Every five minutes, someone in the U.S. has a stroke caused by AF. Stroke is our #3 killer and the #1 cause of permanent disability, and takes a disproportionate toll on women.

Mellanie True Hills, CEO of the American Foundation for Women's Health, heart health expert, speaker, and author of the award-winning book, A Woman's Guide to Saving Her Own Life: The HEART Program for Health and Longevity, had a near stroke from AF.

"Over five million Americans now suffer from this scary irregular heartbeat," says Hills, "and millions more will develop it as it overtakes aging baby boomers and young athletic people. We now know that it can run in entire families, too."

"The impact of this terrifying condition on patients and families is often underestimated by doctors," Hills says. Once she was cured by a new minimally-invasive mini maze surgery, Hills couldn't just stand on the sidelines and watch others suffer the huge physical, emotional, and financial toll, so she started StopAfib.org, an atrial fibrillation patient resource.

About StopAfib.org

The goal of StopAfib.org -- for patients by patients -- is to be one of the most trusted atrial fibrillation patient communities and to improve the quality of life for patients and families. It is the #1 Cardiac Arrhythmia site on the Internet, and in the Top 15 Heart Disease sites. The site received HON Code Certification from the Health on the Net Foundation for trustworthy and credible medical information.

Sign up for the newsletter to get the latest information about treatment and cures, including catheter ablation and mini maze surgery, and check out the Afib Services Locator to find over 175 doctors and hospitals that specialize in treating this debilitating cardiac arrhythmia.

To find ideas about what you can do to observe Atrial Fibrillation Month, and how providers can get listed, go to http://www.StopAfib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/92

For more information, contact Mellanie True Hills at the American Foundation for Women's Health at 940-466-9898 or use our Contact Us form.
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