15 Feb 2017 StopAfib.org Patient Conference Scheduled
StopAfib.org has announced that its 2017 Get in Rhythm Stay in Rhythm Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference will take place August 4-6 at the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas.
The annual event offers presentations from doctors who are on the leading edge of afib research and treatment, as well as opportunities to meet and empathize with other people who experience atrial fibrillation.
StopAfib.org was started in 2007 by Mellanie True Hills, a former high-tech executive who struggled with afib for nearly two years before finding a treatment that was right for her.
“Once I was afib-free, I couldn’t stand on the sidelines and watch others suffer,” Hills says. StopAfib.org is a non-profit organization that educates and supports atrial fibrillation patients and their family members.
Hills says the August conference will be particularly helpful to patients for whom the following sounds familiar:
- You’re constantly wondering, “What if?” What if you have an afib episode? If you start a certain activity or chore, will you be able to finish it?
- Fear, anxiety, and depression have begun encroaching on your life. You’re anxious about going anywhere by yourself. You’re scared you may have a stroke. You worry about whether you should go to the ER each time you have an afib episode.
- Your afib episodes are traumatic, and you feel like you’re always waiting for the next one to happen.
- Your afib is persistent, or longstanding persistent, and you live in fear of having a stroke, and/or developing heart failure or dementia.
“If you struggle with these types of worries and fears, then I’m confident you’ll experience a profound sense of relief when you attend the 2017 Get in Rhythm Stay in Rhythm Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference,” says Hills. “The best part is that you’ll learn what you can do in terms of treatment and lifestyle changes to get your life back,” she adds.
To learn more, visit GetinRhythm.com.