Association of Black Cardiologists and The Heart Rhythm Society to participate in WETATI International Women's Conference .
The Association of Black Cardiologists and the Heart Rhythm Society will participate in the upcoming WETATi International Women's Conference. The conference is scheduled for March 29-30 in Linthicum, MD.
Dr. Boisey Barnes of Southeast Diagnostic Center and a member of the Association of Black Cardiologists will make a presentation at the conference. His presentation will be titled “Arrest the Risk”, Heart Health Talk-Why African Americans are more at risk for sudden cardiac arrest. He will make the presentation at the breakfast session of the conference.
Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Specifically, SCA represents a significant example of racial disparities in health care where access to quality cardiac care and life saving ICD therapies are limited. The condition disproportionately impacts African-Americans. The Heart Rhythm Society has partnered with Association of Black Cardiologists to drive home the importance of treatment and prevention. “This is topic of significant importance. Sudden cardiac arrest is a silent killer in the African-American, African and African-Caribbean communities”, said Dr. Leonard Madu, President of the Nashville based African Caribbean Institute and Roving Ambassador for WETATi.
The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) is one of the leading resource on cardiac pacing and electrophysiology. This specialty organization represents medical, allied health and service professionals from more than 70 countries who specialize in cardiac rhythm disorders. Its mission is to improve the care of patients by advancing research, education and optimal healthcare policies.