PRLog - Aug. 7, 2014 - MALIBU, Calif. -- Atrial Fibrillation (A-Fib) has been called The New Epidemic in Cardiovascular Disease1. At least 2.2 million Americans have atrial fibrillation and by 2050 that number will rise to over 7.5 million.2 At the age of 40, one-in-four risk developing A-Fib in their lifetime.3,4 A-Fib is the most common cardiac arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm) seen by physicians. It is one of the most under treated heart rhythm disorders in America and accounts for about one-third of hospital admissions.5
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For Journalist, Bloggers and Producers: 12 Ideas for A-Fib Articles, Posts, Radio & TV Programs
September is Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month.To help you develop A-Fib-related content, Steve S. Ryan, publisher of A-Fib.com, offers a dozen topic ideas for articles, interviews and TV shows including links to relevant articles or videos.
• Dementia and A-Fib: What Baby Boomers need to know about Alzheimer’s and Aging.
• What the Pharmaceutical Industry Won’t Tell You about A-Fib (You don’t have to live the rest of your life on medications)
• 'Silent A-Fib' and Stroke: The Walking Time Bomb.
For more topic ideas and additional resources, read online or download the list at: http://beatyoura-
In-Depth A-Fib Information
• For an Overview of Atrial Fibrillation, Causes and Risks, visit www.A-Fib.com.
• For Atrial Fibrillation treatment information, visit A-Fib.com Treatments page
• For the patient's point-of-view, choose from over 70 first-person stories of patients no longer suffering with the burden of Atrial Fibrillation. See the A-Fib.com Personal Experiences page.
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To research more facts and statistics about Atrial Fibrillation, visit A-FibFacts.info, (http://www.A-
About A-FibFacts.Info and A-Fib.com
A-FibFacts.Info is sponsored by former A-Fib patient, Steve S. Ryan, publsiher of A-Fib.com and author of Beat Your A-Fib: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Cure. For more background info see: 'Steve S. Ryan' at LinkedIn.com.
Need a quote? A speaker? Or A-Fib guests for your show?
Want to talk with a patient advocate for those suffering with A-Fib? Or need an article written? Email Dr. Ryan or call (310) 266-7642 (cell) or (310) 457-7126 (home office).
1 Atrial fibrillation:
2 Go, A.S, Hylek, E.M, Phillips, K. A, et al. (2001) Prevalence of diagnosed atrial fibrillation in adults. National implications for rhythm management and stroke prevention: the Anticoagulation and Risk Factors In Atrial Fibrillation (ATRIA) Study. JAMA 2001;285:2370-
3 Heeringa, J. et al. Prevalence, incidence and lifetime risk of atrial fibrillation:
4 Lloyd-Jones, D M, et al. Lifetime Risk for Development of Atrial Fibrillation, The Framingham Heart Study. Circulation. 2004;110:1042-
5 Fuster, V., Rydén, L. E., Cannom, D. S., et al. (2006). ACC/AHA/ESC 2006 guidelines for the management of patients with atrial Fibrillation—
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