The Heart Rhythm Society applauds the introduction of House Resolution 255, which calls for a National Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Awareness Month in September. Introduced by Representative C.A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger (D-MD) and co-sponsored by Kay Granger (R-TX), the resolution will support efforts to raise awareness about AF, which impacts approximately 2.2 million Americans each day, as well as promote prevention and advance optimal patient care.
“The Heart Rhythm Society commends Representatives Ruppersberger and Granger for taking a leadership role in bringing national attention to the serious problem of AF,” said Dr. N.A. Mark Estes III, president of the Heart Rhythm Society. “Currently, less than 30% of AF patients receive the recommended treatment. Therefore, an AF Awareness Month will play an important role in not only raising awareness but also improving patient care and ultimately saving lives.”