Arrhythmia Alliance News & Events


Blood-thinning drugs 'can reduce risk of dementia by up to 48%'

Blood-thinning drugs could protect against dementia and stroke in people with an irregular heartbeat, research suggests.

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Health: Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke

We were proud to see Lord Black of Brentwood putting forward a question in the House of Lords, demonstrating understanding and importance of AF and anticoagulation: “To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people with a diagnosis of atrial fibrillation who were admitted to hospital with a stroke in 2016-17 were not on an appropriate anti-coagulation therapy prior to admission.”

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New implantable heart monitor shares data with patient's smartphone

Consumers can buy an Apple Watch that comes embedded with four optical heart-rate sensors that are currently being tested in a 500,000-person clinical trial to see how well the device can detect signs of atrial fibrillation, a heartbeat disorder that affects the heart's upper chambers. The FDA has also ...

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AF awareness video in Punjabi/English

A video prepared on how to be AF aware as well as how to know your pulse. This is directed for the hard to reach community (South Asians) as conducted with a mix of Punjabi/English.

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Arrhythmia Alliance December e-news

Happy Christmas - Read this months e-News for view all the highlights of 2017!

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Saving lives and money – new tool launched to support commissioners to tackle AF

This resource developed by Imperial College Health Partners aims to support commissioners to estimate the cost of not identifying and treating patients with AF, as well as the potential savings of new treatment interventions. The model uses published data of primary care performance, QOF targets and prevalence estimates to identify optimal goals for AF management, help commissioners to create realistic business plans for treating the condition. It helps users to estimate the budget impact of interventions within a CCG or AHSN footprint, and a model for Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) footprints will follow shortly.

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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 ...

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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.

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Patients with atrial fibrillation at greater risk of death in rural hospitals than urban hospitals

“Since we have identified rural hospitals as locations where in-hospital mortality for atrial fibrillation admission is possibly higher than other areas of the country, our findings will drive future research endeavors to uncover the reasons for this difference, and to develop strategies to improve the medical ...

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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.

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