The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) is pleased to announce the grant recipients of 2017 AFib Screening Initiative

July 11, 2017

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Ken Demith
Heart Rhythm Society

The 2017 Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) Screening and Education Initiative is designed to increase awareness of AFib among patients and caregivers, support the development of an AFib screening and education program, and collect non-scientific data of patients screened.

HRS member grant recipient facilities:

  • Department of Medicine, Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo
  • East Carolina University - Department of Psychology
  • Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare
  • Mayo Clinic Rochester
  • North Ohio Heart Center
  • The OSU Ross Heart Hospital - Electrophysiology
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Wellness Center at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center

The HRS AFib Screening Initiative targets those suffering from common co-morbidities or those showing signs of common risk factors. The HRS program also hopes to identify, screen, and educate patients at the point of care, in partnership with appropriate clinics and/or organizations at the local level. This opportunity was open to HRS members within the U.S. and is supported by the Bristol-Myers Squibb-Pfizer Alliance and AliveCor.

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