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All Heart Rhythm Society members enjoy complimentary print and online subscriptions to HeartRhythm, which publishes both basic and clinical subject matter of scientific excellence devoted to the EP of the heart and blood vessels, as well as therapy.

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Stay up-to-date with the latest advances in the ever changing field of electrophysiology by subscribing to the HeartRhythm Journal. Not a Society member? Visit the HeartRhythm Journal website to subscribe or learn more.

September marks National Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) Awareness Month, a critically important time for the Heart Rhythm Society to raise awareness for this life threatening arrhythmia. Our efforts are focused on helping the public become more familiar with the symptoms, warning signs, and available treatment options. Given the growing prevalence of AFib, in September 2009, HRS worked with other organizations to have the United States Senate officially designate September as National AFib Awareness Month.

Since then, September has been a time when we implement and promote AFib awareness programs and initiatives. This September was no different. I want to take this time to highlight the work we’ve done alongside our members to celebrate and recognize AFib Awareness Month this year.

More than 350,000 deaths occur each year as a result of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). In fact, SCA claims one life every two minutes, taking more lives each year than breast cancer, lung cancer, or AIDS. To decrease the death toll from SCA, it is important to understand what SCA is, what warning signs are, and how to respond and prevent SCA from occurring.

More than 65 percent of Americans not only underestimate the seriousness of SCA, but also believe SCA is a type of heart attack. But they are not the same thing.

HeartRhythm Case Reports is a new publication of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and will provide rapid online electronic publication of the most important, current case reports, illustrations, and educational vignettes in the field of cardiac arrhythmias and electrophysiology.