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World Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Day High Time to Spread the Word


Welcome back to the September issue of JAFIB. We are sure you are back to the grind from your summer vacations.  September is the Atrial Fibrillation Awareness month. Heart Rhythm Society has officially launched a bigger campaign in promoting awareness of the disease across the world. The Global Atrial Fibrillation Alliance Foundation (www.global-af-alliance.org ) continues its work on this patient-physician-industry partnership in multiple cities across the world. The second Saturday of every September has been commemorated as the World AF Awareness Day. This year it was commemorated on the 13th of September. Several cities have a wide range of activities including AF walk, run, yoga and town hall meetings on this day to spread the word on prevention and early recognition and treatment. We will have a full report of this exciting global event in our next issue. Notably the Governors of the states of Kansas and Arkansas have issued proclamations recognizing the efforts of Global AF Alliance for its unfettered awareness campaign and officially pronouncing every second Saturday of September as the World AF Awareness Day here forth. There were 5K and 10K Runs and Walks with awareness material distributed.

Credits: Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy MD, FACC, FHRS; Andrea Natale MD, FACC, FECS, FHRS



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