“Four siblings, two nephews, one niece and myself have received an implantable cardiac defibrillator. My brothers, Kevin, 20, and Timmy, 15, both died in their sleep, approximately 14 months apart. Compounding the tragedies was the fact that doctors did not know the cause other than describing it as ‘some kind of electrical trouble”
Maggie Finnerty has raised more than $25,000 to eradicate the heart rhythm disease that has taken two members of her family and threatens many more
More than 350,000 individuals in the U.S. die from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) each year, and more than 2.5 million Americans suffer from Atrial Fibrillation (AFib). The prevalence of AFib is increasing — as the population ages; this number is expected to more than double in the next 30–40 years. Donor support is critical to advancing Heart Rhythm Society’s (HRS) mission to enhance the prevention and treatment of cardiac rhythm disorders by supporting research, education, and advocacy efforts. With your support we can continue to promote important provider and patient education programs and advance health care policies to ensure that patients with heart rhythm disorders receive the best possible information and care. Your generosity has a positive impact on millions of individuals who live each day with heart rhythm disorders.
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