Gerhard Hindricks from the Leipzig Heart Center: Atrial Fibrillation A Growing Concern on Both Sides of the Atlantic

In a very short period of time a lot has been learned that can help people diagnosed with atrial fibrillation. For as much work has been done in the field it is only useful if it reaches patients in need which can be an issue no matter where they live.

In a very short period of time a lot has been learned that can help people diagnosed with atrial fibrillation. For as much work has been done in the field it is only useful if it reaches patients in need which can be an issue no matter where they live.

Gerhard Hindricks, MD, from the Leipzig Heart Center discussed this topic during the American College of Cardiology's annual meeting in Chicago. Much like the College and the American Heart Association work to advance the field in the United States Hindricks said the European Society of Cardiology serves a similar role on the other side of the ocean. However, unlike in America where health care is more uniformed across the states Hindricks said one of the challenges in Europe is ensuring that patients can have the same access to the same level of care no matter which country they reside in.