• Home

Mission Statement of the Heart Rhythm Society is brought to you by The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), a 501(c)(3) international nonprofit organization.

Founded in 1979, HRS is a leading resource on cardiac pacing and electrophysiology. The Society represents medical, allied health, and science professionals from more than 90 countries who specialize in cardiac rhythm disorders.

Mission: to improve the care of patients by promoting research, education, and optimal health care policies and standards.

Vision: to end death and suffering due to heart rhythm disorders.

HRS develops and delivers the highest of educational programs for physicians and allied health professionals and services based on its current Strategic Plan under the guidance of a Board of Trustees. Members and staff adhere to the HRS Code of Ethics and Professional Standards.

Content for the Society's certified and non-certified education is developed and maintained by internationally-recognized faculty members. These education programs include online learning, as well as live in-person learning, such as the annual Heart Rhythm Annual Scientific Sessions and Interpro AFib Forum.

Revenues generated from education programs and grants enable the Society to carry out their mission. The solicitation and use of commercial support is strictly governed by the Society's Code of Ethics and Professional Standards, conflict of interest and disclosure policies, letters of agreement, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Standards for Commercial Support and Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) and Code of Ethics for Interactions with Health Care Professionals.

Keep Exploring

Heart Rhythm Disorders
Millions of people experience irregular or abnormal heartbeats, called arrhythmias, at some point in their lives. Most of the time, they are harmless and happen in healthy people free of heart disease. However, some abnormal heart rhythms can be serious or even deadly. Having other types of heart disease can also increase the risk of arrhythmias.
Pediatrics and Congenital Heart Disease (CHD)
This section is for pediatric patients and families living with heart rhythm disorders and heart rhythm disorders related to congenital heart disease (CHD).
Early Warning Signs
If you are experiencing a racing, pounding, rumbling or flopping feeling in your chest or if you have been fainting, having repeated dizzy spells, feeling lightheaded or you are extremely fatigued, it's time to see a doctor to discuss your heart health.
Common Treatments
Learning about the underlying cause of any heart rhythm disorder provides the basis for selecting the best treatment plan. Information and knowledge about care options, and their risks and benefits help you work with your health care provider to make the best choices.
Since other heart disorders increase the risk of developing abnormal heart rhythms, lifestyle changes often are recommended. Living a “heart healthy” lifestyle can ease the symptoms experienced with heart rhythm disorders and other heart disorders, and can be beneficial to overall patient health.
The Normal Heart
The heart is a fist-sized muscle that pumps blood through the body 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, without rest. The normal heart is made up of four parts: two atria on the top of the heart (right atrium and left atrium), and two ventricles (right ventricle and left ventricle) which are the muscular chambers on the bottom of the heart that provide the major power to pump blood.