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Cardiac Arrhythmias Research and Education Foundation, Inc. (C.A.R.E)
427 Fulton Street
P.O. Box 69
Seymour, WI 54165
The Cardiac Arrhythmias Research and Education Foundation, Inc., (CARE) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to promoting physician education and public awareness of the unexpected sudden death of children and young adults due to heart rhythm disorders. Cardiac arrhythmias are disturbances in the heart's natural rhythm. These disturbances are caused by disruptions in the normal conduction of electrical signals within the heart. Due to various reasons, electrical signals may be detoured, slowed, or blocked while traveling through certain parts of the heart. This may cause the heart's natural rhythm to speed up, slow down, or become irregular, affecting the flow of blood to the body's internal organs. The CARE Foundation was founded in 1995 by a group of electrophysiologists and individuals who have been affected by sudden cardiac death. Its primary goals are to raise funds for clinical research of cardiac arrhythmias and to educate the public and the medical community about the prevention and treatment of arrhythmias. The foundation promotes screening for at-risk families and participation in ongoing genetic research studies. Foundation activities include providing physician referrals and conducting informational meetings and national seminars for affected families and physicians throughout the country.
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