What do the letters "FHRS" after my health care provider's name mean? Where can I find a list of current FHRS members? Why is FHRS important to me?
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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.
The Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society (FHRS) credential exemplifies advanced training, certification and commitment to the field of electrophysiology.
The Leadership and Expert Biography section provides information for journalists on HRS experts who often speak to the press on behalf of the association. Call the HRS media relations team at 202-464-3441 if you would like to interview one of our experts.
This is the Heart Rhythm Society Internet Privacy Notice, which discloses the privacy practices for www.HRSonline.org.
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.
The time it takes for help and treatment to occur is a life and death situation during SCA. Ninety-five percent of those who experience SCA die because they do not receive life-saving defibrillation within four to six minutes, before brain and permanent death begin to occur.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) occurs abruptly and without warning, and two-thirds of SCA deaths occur without any prior indications of heart disease. In fact, SCA can happen to people of all ages and health conditions.
The Executive Staff Biography section provides information for journalists on HRS experts who often speak to the press on behalf of the association. Call the HRS media relations team at 202-464-3441 if you would like to interview one of our experts.
The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), through its efforts during Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month in September and throughout the year, is working to increase public knowledge of AFib, including its symptoms, warning signs, and available treatment options.