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Thank you! The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) is honored to acknowledge and thank the many donors who have chosen to support the Society through philanthropic giving.  Our Circle of Giving and Annual Giving Honor Roll recognize those who have contributed to the Society’s efforts to improve the lives of people living with heart rhythm disorders.   

In November 2014, the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and National Stroke Association, in collaboration with Boehringer Ingelheim (BI), shared results from a survey of more than 1,200 respondents to evaluate the impact of AFib and stroke on patients and caregivers, and the concurrent perceptions physicians have about treatment options and their patients’ understanding of issues surrounding the condition.

Even people who look healthy and free of heart disease can have arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythms), but those with heart disease are at the highest risk. So, reducing heart disease is important to lowering the risk of arrhythmias. Since the cause of an arrhythmia is not always clear, the best course of action is to prevent and treat heart problems, such as atherosclerosis (“clogged” arteries) and high blood pressure