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Heart Rhythm Week 2011

Know Your Pulse

Heart Rhythm Week Highlights from 2011

Nearly 4,000 events took place in the UK during Heart Rhythm Week. Thank you to all those who took part and made this event the most successful awareness week in our history! If you are interested in joining or finding out more about the events for 2012 please contact joanna@heartrhythmcharity.org.uk

Educating the community
In Poole, Scarborough, Cornwall, Stoke on Trent, Bolton, Castleford, Reading, Birmingham and Bradford and Airedale, patients and carers used their GP practices, libraries and workplaces to hand out and display pulse check guides, posters and checklists.

Hospitals, supermarkets, schools and shopping centres
Across Bristol, London, Scarborough, Warwickshire, Dundee, Derby and Swindon, pulse check events took place, with healthcare professionals taking thousands of people’s pulses during the week.

In Bolton pharmacies told people how to check their pulse and what to do if it’s irregular. Some stores handed out the pulse check guide with all prescriptions.

Golf and Football Clubs joined us
Support came from leading football and golf clubs including Nottingham Forest, Derby County, Norwich City, St Andrews, Royal Dornach, Gullane and Cruden Bay. During the week, they displayed educational literature to their members.

Birmingham New Street Station
On Thursday 9th June A-A took to Birmingham New Street train station, distributing Know Your Pulse information to more than 3,000 people!

8,000 fans at Warrington Wolves vs Salford Reds
Fans attending the Warrington Wolves vs Salford Reds match on 12th June could have their pulse checked to see if they had an undiagnosed heart rhythm problem. Health checks and

Know Your Pulse Film
Nationally, A-A launched the Know Your Pulse film, a life-saving message in two minutes. This is available for anyone to watch, download and play at centres in their community. Visit www.knowyourpulse.org to view.

Get in touch for more help and information

+44 (0) 1789 867 501info@heartrhythmalliance.org


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