ACC and Society Announce New Collaboration Addressing AF

The American College of Cardiology and Heart Rhythm Society Announce New Collaboration Addressing Atrial Fibrillation

March 23, 2010

Media Contact

Shane Osborne
Heart Rhythm Society
media@hrsonline.org
202-464-3431

WASHINGTON, DC — The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) announce a new collaboration to build and deliver innovative programs and resources for cardiology clinicians treating patients with atrial fibrillation (AF).
 
The new online portal, Afibprofessional.org , contains shared information from both organizations related to cardiovascular news, information and education related to AF. It also allows clinicians and experts in the cardiovascular field to share practical experience and opinions, while also providing resources for patients with the condition.

“Afibprofessional.org has been developed to elevate the public’s awareness of atrial fibrillation, educate patients and caregivers and ensure optimal care for cardiovascular patients,” said Kenneth A. Ellenbogen, MD, FHRS, FACC, Editor-in-Chief of the website. “Both the American College of Cardiology and Heart Rhythm Society are dedicated to providing timely and necessary resources to assist healthcare providers in their efforts to treat individuals with AF.”

The comprehensive information and resources on AFibProfessional.org include:

  • Interviews with Leading Experts  
  • Professional and Patient Education Materials
  • Pocket Guides and Tools
  • Advocacy Updates and Resources
  • Networking and Discussion Opportunities 
  • Clinical Documents and Clinical Trials
  • Cardiosource and HeartRhythm Journal scans 
  • Featured Posts from Heart Rhythm Society’s new blog, EP Insights

About the Heart Rhythm Society

The Heart Rhythm Society is the international leader in science, education and advocacy for cardiac arrhythmia professionals and patients, and the primary information resource on heart rhythm disorders. Its mission is to improve the care of patients by promoting research, education and optimal health care policies and standards. Incorporated in 1979 and based in Washington, DC, it has a membership of more than 5,900 heart rhythm professionals in more than 70 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.HRSonline.org .

About the American College of Cardiology

The American College of Cardiology is the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team. The mission of the College and its more than 52,000 members is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The College operates national registries to measure and improve care, offers cardiovascular accreditation to hospitals and institutions, provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research and bestows credentials upon cardiovascular specialists who meet stringent qualifications. More information about the association is available online at www.acc.org .