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DALLAS, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For those who suffer from an irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation, getting in rhythm and staying in rhythm is a goal. At the Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference to be held in Dallas on November 2, 2013, medical experts will help patients, their families, and caregivers learn more about this condition that affects millions of Americans.
What: Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference
When: Saturday, November 2, 2013
Time: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Westin Dallas Park Central Hotel, 12720 Merit Drive, Dallas, TX 75251
More info/register: www.getinrhythm.com
"I have lived with afib and now work with thousands of patients every month, so I know the huge physical, emotional, and financial toll that afib takes," says Mellanie True Hills, founder of StopAfib.org, host of the conference. "Many patients need answers to their questions, so the purpose of this conference is to help patients and their families learn what they need to know to understand afib, manage their treatment, and better engage with their healthcare team."
The conference is hosted by StopAfib.org. Industry sponsors include Boehringer Ingelheim, Sanofi, and Medtronic.
At the conference, atrial fibrillation experts will provide presentations on a range of topics, including:
Presenters include Eric N. Prystowsky, MD, FHRS, a world-renowned afib expert, and Mellanie True Hills, StopAfib.org founder.
In addition to presentations, attendees can participate in a question-and-answer session with these afib experts and can receive additional information through exhibits.
Learn more and register at http://www.GetInRhythm.com
About Atrial Fibrillation
As the most common irregular heartbeat, atrial fibrillation, also known as afib, affects more than 5 million Americans. One-third of those who have the condition may not have symptoms. By 2030, as many as 17 million Americans may have it. About 350,000 hospitalizations a year in the U.S. are attributed to afib. In addition, people over the age of 40 have a one in four chance of developing afib in their lifetime. Having afib increases your stroke risk by 500 percent and can lead to heart failure and dementia.
The mission of StopAfib.org is to improve the quality of life for patients and their families, support the doctor-patient relationship, and wipe out afib-related strokes worldwide. It provides information about atrial fibrillation symptoms, causes, risks, treatments, resources, and the latest afib news and videos.
Now the No. 1 Arrhythmia site on the Internet and in the Top 5 Heart Disease sites, StopAfib.org has received the HON Code Certification from the Health on the Net Foundation, signifying a credible, trustworthy medical web site.
StopAfib.org CEO and founder, Mellanie True Hills, is also the author of A Woman's Guide to Saving Her Own Life and has been featured in the NY Times, Washington Post, USA Weekend, AOL.com, and in Heart-Healthy Living, More, and Success magazines.
For more information, visit www.StopAfib.org
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