Dec 21, 2021
CAROL Act Passes the U.S. House of Representatives
Earlier this month, the Cardiovascular Advances in Research and Opportunities Legacy (CAROL) Act passed through the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously and moved to the U.S. Senate. If passed, this act, named after KY Representative Barr's late wife, Carol, will provide capital for valvular heart disease research. Valvular heart disease is a common cause of cardiac arrest.
“More than 5 million Americans are diagnosed with valvular heart disease each year and this vital legislation helps spread awareness on a critical area of cardiovascular health. This legislation will make needed impacts on research and education to improve care for our patients,” said Samuel Jones, Health Affairs Committee Chair for the American College of Cardiology.
The CAROL Act will boost awareness of heart valve disease along with other heart conditions that may lead to cardiac arrest, helping to save lives.