HRS Picks: Many Americans in the Dark about Heart Rhythm Disorders March 6, 2012Posted by Heart Rhythm Society in Atrial Fibrillation (AF), Society News, Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Uncategorized.
Tags: AF, Afib, Atrial fibrillation, SCA, Sudden Cardiac Arrest
In the article below, published on the blog, Be Healthy, Well & Inspired, the Heart Rhythm Society’s omnibus survey results about Americans understanding of heart rhythm disorers are shared with readers. The Society also issued a press release about the results during Heart Health month.
Article Snippet: According to a new survey issued by the Heart Rhythm Society, the majority of Americans are unaware of two serious and potentially life-threatening heart rhythm disorders, atrial fibrillation (AF) and sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). In fact, only one in three Americans have ever heard of AF or recognize the number of lives claimed each year from SCA. Throughout February, Heart Health Month, the Heart Rhythm Society spotlights the need for public education on heart rhythm disorders affecting millions of people, and the specialists best suited to treat them – electrophysiologists.
Read the full story at http://www.behealthybewellbeinspired.com/2012/03/06/heart-health/
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