DENVER, May 9, 2013 – Late-Breaking Clinical Trials will be revealed at Heart Rhythm 2013, the Heart Rhythm Society’s 34th Annual Scientific Sessions.
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A new Canadian study shows that operating without interrupting warfarin treatment at the time of cardiac device surgery is safe and markedly reduces the incidence of clinically significant hematomas compared to the current standard of care. The new findings were released today at Heart Rhythm 2013,the Heart Rhythm Society’s 34th Annual Scientific Sessions.
DENVER – 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 34th 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 will once again bring together the world’s most noted experts to network and explore advancements in the cardiac arrhythmia field.
DENVER – The Heart Rhythm Society will host press events with Society leadership and other experts in the medical field at Heart Rhythm 2013, the Heart Rhythm Society’s 34th Annual Scientific Sessions. These events will take place in addition to the regularly scheduled sessions for each day.
WASHINGTON – 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 patients suffering from heart rhythm disorders by promoting research, education, and optimal healthcare policies and standards. HRS Consulting Services will focus on providing expert advisory knowledge relevant for EP labs and clinics seeking to achieve maximum financial performance and operational efficiencies for delivery of cost-effective, high-quality patient care.
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 34th Annual Scientific Sessions, on May 9, 2013, in Denver. Launched in October 2012 by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC), the "Arrest the Risk" campaign was designed to help reduce disparities in the treatment and prevention of SCA among African Americans by increasing the dialogue between patients and physicians.
The Heart Rhythm Society announces the appointment of Peng-Sheng Chen, MD, FHRS, as the new editor-in-chief of HeartRhythm, the official journal of HRS. Effective January 2014, Dr. Chen will replace Douglas Zipes, MD, FHRS, who will have served as editor-in-chief for ten years after founding the Journal in 2004. Currently, Dr. Chen is the Professor of Medicine, Director of the Krannert Institute of Cardiology and the Division of Cardiology, and Medtronic-Zipes Chair in Cardiology at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana. Additionally, Dr. Chen is an associate editor on the HeartRhythm editorial board and has served on the Journal’s editorial board since 2005.
The Training and Credentialing Committee of the Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society (PACES) launched a comprehensive review of advanced electrophysiology (EP) fellowships in an effort to ensure the highest possible standards for training programs and practitioners in the field. The report, Recommendations for Advanced Fellowship Training in Clinical Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology, expands upon guidelines published in 2005 and a supplemental consensus statement issued by PACES and the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) in 2008. This new report will be featured in the May edition of HeartRhythm, the official journal of HRS.
To support consumer education about heart rhythm disorders, the Heart Rhythm Society has launched a Citywide Awareness Campaign in Denver to improve knowledge about symptoms, warning signs, and available treatment options. The initiative takes place in conjuction with Heart Rhythm 2013, the Society's 34th Annual Scientific Sessions.
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, particularly African Americans, to “Arrest the Risk.”