Arrhythmia Alliance News & Events
Health: Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke
My Lords, audit data shows that around half of patients with known atrial fibrillation who have a stroke have not received anti-coagulation treatment before their stroke. Figures for last year show that this varies from 25% in some clinical commissioning group areas to almost 100% in others. More than ...
Sheffield doctor kept alive by heart implant
Fran Porter-Young was 21 when she was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy after fainting. The condition that leaves patients constantly at risk of life threatening cardiac arrest.
22nd World Cardiology Conference
With the success of “World Cardiology 2016” in Dubai, World Cardiology Team is proud to host upcoming “22nd World Cardiology Conference” during December 11-12, 2017 Rome, Italy. The event will bring together world-class cardiologists, researchers and professors to discuss strategies for prevention of coronary disease, stroke and sudden death. World Cardiology Conference 2017 is designed on the theme: “Accelerating Innovations & fostering advances in Cardio Research” that focuses to share novel approaches related to Cardiology field and exploring the challenges concerning excellence in Cardio research and advancements. Venue: Holiday Inn Rome Aurelia Via Aurelia Km 8,400 00165 Rome, Italy
Importance of knowing your pulse rhythm
A KNOW Your Pulse event was held at Farnham Hospital on November 22 to raise awareness of undiagnosed irregular heart rhythm.
1 in 5 NBA players have heart scans that appear abnormal, study reveals
'Basketball players may be playing longer, but we have shown that players do develop significant changes with exercise,' David Engel, lead author of the study which was published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
How our CCG identified 500 people with new atrial fibrillation
Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) saw an opportunity to identify people over the age of 65 with new atrial fibrillation (AF). The CCG was announced as one of the AF Association Healthcare Pioneers 2018 – Showcasing Best Practice in AF winners for its project.
Cardiac Rhythm News - 30 November 2017
Here you can read the latest version of the Cardiac Rhythm News.
NHS England board paper on NHS planning for 2018/19
NHS England has stated that new advisory NICE guidelines can only expect to be implemented locally across the NHS if in future they are accompanied by a clear and agreed affordability and workforce assessment at the time they are drawn up.
FDA approves the first medical device for Apple Watch to warn wearers of heart arrhythmias by tracking their pulse with a personalized EKG
The US Food and Drug Administration approved an Apple Watch accessory as a medical device for the first time yesterday. The device, called a KardiaBand, inserts into a slot on an Apple Watch and combines its own software and the watch's to constantly monitor heart rate and physical activity.