Stress Management and Atrial Fibrillation

Eliz presented a stress management program for patients with Atrial Fibrillation at the Get In Rhythm. Stay In Rhythm Conference. She shared strategies to protect yourself from stress during periods or high stress, crisis, or in the case of Afib, chronic uncertainty. The program is based on her research on job stress.

What Is Atrial Fibrillation?

Atrial Fibrillation is the most common abnormal heart rhythm. More than 5.1 million Americans are living with Atrial Fibrillation (Afib). As the Baby Boomers age, these numbers will increase and are expected to reach nearly 16 million by 2050.  September is Afib awareness month, take a few moments to learn about the symptoms and risk…

September is Atrial Fibrillation Month

September has been declared Atrial Fibrillation Month to raise awareness of this life-threatening heart condition. Embrace Your Heart’s Medical Interpreter and founder of the patient resource StopAfib.org Mellanie True Hills, provides some great information: Commonly known as afib, atrial fibrillation is a misfiring of the electrical signals of the heart involving rapid or irregular heartbeats…

Announcing the Patient’s Perspective on Women Living With Atrial Fibrillation

Visit The Patient’s Perspective page on the Embrace Your Heart Website to download the latest Patient’s Perspective Magazine edition: Women Living With Atrial Fibrillation or listen to the recorded teleconference. The Atrial Fibrillation edition was produce in collaboration with the patient resource StopAfib.org and its founder Mellanie True Hills. Visit the Patient’s Perspective Archive to…

Do You Have Atrial Fibrillation? How Would You Know?

Mellanie True Hills felt as if her heart was jumping out of her chest.  Patty Borkowski didn’t have any symptoms at all.  How would you know if you have the most common irregular heartbeat, atrial fibrillation? Atrial Fibrillation causes the upper chambers of the heart to quiver, which can cause the heart to overwork itself…

Are You Just A Hysterical Female? The Emotional Toll of Atrial Fibrillation

Fear is common for heart disease survivors, but for women diagnosed with atrial fibrillation the fear can be overwhelming. “You are scared, your family is scared, and you just don’t know if something else is going to happen,” explains Mellanie True Hills, founder of the American Foundation for Women’s Health and the atrial fibrillation patient…

How Does Dehydration Trigger Heart Problems?

Being in a dry environment, such as on a plane, can cause dehydration and heart issues. According to Mellanie True Hills, CEO of StopAfib.org, a patient advocacy organization that hosts the number one arrhythmia site and one of the top five heart disease sites worldwide, “The significantly dry air on a plane wicks moisture out…

Heart Health Resources

Don’t stress over finding resources about your heart health! I’ll keep this list updated: American Heart Association Health Topics How Does Dehydration Trigger Heart Problems? Office on Women’s Health Centers for Disease Control Atrial Fibrillation Resources – StopAfib  

Do You Have A Shaky Afib Heart?

What does Afib feel like? September is atrial fibrillations (Afib) awareness month.  My pal and fellow professional speaker Patrick Henry partnered with StopAfib.org to create an entertaining video about the symptoms of the most common abnormal heart rhythm. Many people with Afib report feeling like their is a fish flopping around in their chest or…