Surprise, delight and comfort Scientific Session attendees with a healthy dose of endorphins. Studies have shown that visits from therapeutic dogs lowers anxiety, stress and heart and lung pressure among heart failure patients. Additionally, the power of touch appears to be a major component of this “effect”; several studies show that blood pressure goes down when a person pets a dog due to the calming effect of the interaction. Visiting canines also provide relief to healthcare providers working under enormous stress. A take-home experience for electrophysiology professionals that can be put into practice at their offices or hospitals as a beneficial physiological therapy for patients and staff.
Heart Rhythm Society is proud to partner with the San Francisco SPCA to bring therapy dog teams to the meeting. The SF SPCA Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) Program provides canine-assisted therapy teams to healthcare settings and to educational sites or programs in the San Francisco metro area. Working with their own pets, AAT volunteers share the human-companion animal bond with over 80,000 people annually and are excited to bring their services to our community.
"In today’s high-tech healthcare environment, it is ironic that a puppy’s sloppy kiss can create measurable health benefits. Yet the evidence favoring the health value of pets is so compelling that if pet therapy were a pill, we would not be able to manufacture it fast enough."
-Larry Dossey, MD, The Healing Power of Pets
Supporter’s Involvement and Timeline:
Price: $25,000 (exclusive opportunity)
The Heart Rhythm Society reserves the right to revise any aspect of this sponsorship to preserve the integrity and professional atmosphere of the meeting.