Tehran Arrhythmia Center
Cardiac arrhythmia is the leading cause of death in the Western world and most of the developing countries including our country Iran. Although approximately seventy-five percent of sudden death victims have a history of heart disease, arrhythmias may strike young and apparently healthy men and women. In addition, among those who have heart disease, it is usually an acute lethal arrhythmia rather than sudden deterioration of the heart that kills.
Many other people suffer frequent and disabling attacks of palpitations without ever knowing they can be easily cured by the new techniques available. Despite being a major health problem, arrhythmia causes, prevention, and treatment are poorly recognized or misunderstood.
Tehran Arrhythmia Center is a non-governmental organization with the following missions:
To alert the public about arrhythmias as a common cause of illness or premature death.
To make the public aware of symptoms that may be warning signals of life threatening arrhythmias.
To inform the public that survivors of cardiac arrest, myocardial infarction, cardiomyopathy, myocarditis, structural heart defects, and coronary artery disease, as well as those with documented arrhythmias, may be vulnerable to fatal electrical accidents of the heart.
To acquaint the public with risk factors (elevated cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, smoking, drugs, as well as a family history of heart disease or cardiac death at a young age) likely to be associated with arrhythmias and their management.
To promote the scientific understanding of the causes and mechanisms of arrhythmias.
To provide expert consultation on arrhythmia related topics for health care professionals.
To provide specialized care in Interventional Electrophysiology.