Studies have shown that heart failure affects African American individuals with roughly twice the incidence of that of Caucasians. The Hispanic population has the second-highest risk of developing heart failure in the USA.
The Heart Rhythm Society has several campaigns to raise awareness of heart rhythm disorders, such as "Arrest the Risk Awareness" that aims to raise awareness of sudden cardiac arrest among black and Hispanic communities. Anne Gillis reviews the importance of patient education.
The Heart Rhythm Society and the Association of Black Cardiologists are working in conjunction to help reduce the incidence of sudden cardiac arrest among African Americans through a new campaign titled 10-City Arrest the Risk.