Please Give Generously to Your Society
Heart Rhythm Society Chief Executive Officer James Youngblood makes an end of year appeal
December 17, 2008
As we all know the number of lives affected by heart rhythm disorders numbers over 2.5 million people every year. Support from our members is vital,as the Heart Rhythm Society is the only organization uniquely focused on advancing heart rhythm care and uniquely positioned to impact patient care outcomes.
Our successes have included the implementation of 360° initiatives in the areas of atrial fibrillation and sudden cardiac arrest. We continue to support our members with educational programs that equip them with the skills and knowledge necessary to provide their patients with the very best clinical care possible. On the patient side of the care equation, we have produced some excellent educational materials to aid physicians and their staff in communicating with patients about the facts of cardiac arrhythmia disorders.
After considerable effort and collaboration with other interested cardiac organizations, we were also successful in getting Congress to recognize October as “National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month.” This accomplished, we will be focusing our energies in October of every year on raising public awareness about the seriousness of sudden cardiac arrest and about the ways it can be prevented and treated.
All these projects support our mission to improve the care of patients by promoting research, education and optimal health care policies and standards. Please support our continuing efforts to improve patient outcomes. Donations can be sent to the Heart Rhythm Society at the address shown below or you can make a contribution online. If you have questions, please contact Betsy Bogdansky at (202) 464-3454, bbogdansky@HRSonline.org for assistance.
James H. Youngblood
Chief Executive Officer, Heart Rhythm Society
Heart Rhythm Foundation
1400 K Street, N.W.
Washington D.C. 20005
About the Heart Rhythm Foundation
The mission of the Heart Rhythm Foundation is to enhance the prevention and treatment of cardiac rhythm disorders by supporting the research, education and advocacy efforts of the Heart Rhythm Society. Its goal is to promote a culture of giving in service to this mission.