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"AFibbers Anonymous" - a support group for all you AFibbers

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Evan Hallinan

Atrial fibrillation (also known as AFib or AF) is defined by the American Heart Association as a quivering or irregular heartbeat that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and  other heart-related complications. More than 2.7 million Americans are living with AFib. Global estimates are around 35 million.


The content for this video was prepared by John Hicks, MD, FACC. Dr. Hicks has been a practicing cardiologist in both the inpatient and outpatient settings for over 24 years. "Understand CHF" was designed to help you better understand a diagnosis of congestive heart failure.

Please watch the video and share your story with others here. We want this to be a powerful community where information can be shared and people empowered.

I can't wait to see what you have to say!

Evan @ mdedu


  • Vicki on

    My Afib was just found at an Er…went to heart Dr and got all kind of new meds …talk about bad headaches and my bp been climbing …Er Dr and heart Dr gave all different meds ..had a stroke in 2011 …no caffeine and eating clean and healthy…so depressed and confused …the meds are so harsh

  • LInda TIce on

    Dr. Hicks diagnosed me with mild a-fib in 2010. He prescribed Medication and encouraged me to reduce my caffeine and lose weight. I’ve lost over 100 lbs. and rarely have any caffeine. I still have some issues with my heart , but I feel so much better and not tired all the time. Now I am able to exercise in a group two to three times weekly.
    Dr Hicks is not practicing in my area any longer and I miss him . He is a wonderful and caring doctor that doesn’t give up!!
    My new Cardiologist is great as well and I know I am being taken very good care of.
    Thank you Dr Hicks for sharing this information and I will pass it on.
    Looking forward to future articles?.

  • Evan Hallinan on

    I am delighted Ethlyn. There is a video available on congestive heart failure at the website too and we are currently producing one that explains pacemakers and defibrillators in detail. Here is a link to the CHF video.
    It is so great to hear that you are doing well!

  • Ethlyn B Boyle on

    I found the video very enlightening. I do have a Conjestive Heart Disease, and have had it since first diagniosed in 2005. I do have an ICD and am on four meds daily.In 2014 I was operated on an aortic aneurism. No problems since.

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