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2014-02-04 08:34:47

Heart Rhythm Society Shares Patient Story and Tools to Help Prevent or Overcome a Heart Rhythm Disorder at Any Age WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly four million Americans suffer from arrhythmias each year(i). Arrhythmias or heart rhythm disorders affect the electrical system of the heart and often cause an irregular pulse. During Heart Health Month this February, the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) is calling on all Americans to take action to prevent and treat heart rhythm...

2013-10-22 12:29:58

Leading Healthcare Technology Company chosen by the Heart Rhythm Society to apply its Extensive Datasets and Analytical Capabilities to Test New Healthcare Quality Measure BOWIE, Md., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovalon Inc., a leading provider of data-driven healthcare solutions, today announced the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), the international leader in science, education, and advocacy for cardiac arrhythmia professionals and patients, has selected Inovalon's MORE(2)...

2013-05-08 08:30:23

Special sessions and cutting-edge research reinforce commitment to optimal patient care worldwide DENVER, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, former United States President, Bill Clinton presents the keynote address at the Opening Plenary Session at Heart Rhythm 2013, the Heart Rhythm Society's 34(th) Annual Scientific Sessions and this year's premier conference on cardiac arrhythmias. Taking place at the Colorado Convention Center, Heart Rhythm 2013 builds on years of tradition and...

2013-05-06 08:30:27

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) Board of Trustees today announced the launch of HRS Consulting Services, a new business entity designed to provide HRS members, affiliates, payers, and hospitals with EP-related advisory services for managing the dynamic changes and demands of today's healthcare environment. This unique endeavor is a strategic decision by HRS in response to member feedback. It supports the Society's ongoing mission to improve the care of...

2013-05-03 08:25:43

Special Session at Heart Rhythm 2013 Will Focus on Campaign to Address Racial Disparities in Prevention and Treatment of SCA WASHINGTON, May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from a six-month nationwide effort to educate African Americans about the risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) will be presented at a special session at Heart Rhythm 2013, the Heart Rhythm Society's 34(th )Annual Scientific Sessions, on May 9, 2013, in Denver. Launched in October 2012 by the Heart Rhythm Society...

2013-03-18 08:31:12

Association of Black Cardiologists, Heart Rhythm Society, and the Monarch Awards Foundation Partner to Raise Awareness and Help Prevent Heart Condition Disproportionately Impacting African Americans CHICAGO, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- To help Chicago residents understand their risk for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC), and the Monarch Awards Foundation are hosting an education event urging consumers,...

2013-02-12 12:25:34

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- While the majority of Americans are at least aware of atrial fibrillation (AF), many may be unable to identify or may even ignore the warning signs of the disorder. In fact, according to a new survey issued by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), one in three Americans indicate that if they felt their heart quiver or skip a beat they would ignore it or wait for it to happen again before taking action. This February, in observance of Heart Health Month,...

2013-02-05 16:24:36

In the news release, Heart Rhythm Society And Association Of Black Cardiologists Launch 10-City "Arrest The Risk" Initiative To Educate African Americans About Deadly Impact Of Sudden Cardiac Arrest, issued 05-Feb-2013 by Heart Rhythm Society over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the city of New Orleans should be included in the second paragraph. The paragraph should read "HRS and ABC are working with healthcare providers and African American community leaders in 10 cities with...

2013-02-05 08:35:07

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- During February Heart Health Month, the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) are urging consumers, particularly African Americans, to "Arrest The Risk." Responsible for more than 350,000 U.S. deaths each year, sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) occurs when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating. Approximately 95 percent of SCA cases result in death; however, it is proven most deadly in African Americans. To...

2012-10-17 07:25:54

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lack of awareness and treatment of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) puts African Americans at greater risk of death from the condition, according to a new national survey released today by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS). The survey findings uncovered significant perception gaps between healthcare providers and consumers when it comes to understanding the condition, its symptoms, risk factors and treatments. Responsible for more than 350,000 U.S. deaths...