Arrhythmia Alliance News & Events
GPs set to gain access to 30-second fingertip AF testing device
A new tech device to speed up atrial fibrillation diagnosis has the potential to save the NHS £2bn, its developer has claimed.
Call for Elections
The European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) is pleased to announce the opening of its call for Elections: Executive Board positions for the period 2018-2020.
Smartphone ECG device KardiaMobile rolled out to NHS to combat atrial fibrillation
AliveCor has announced that it has begun the rollout of its KardiaMobile technology to the NHS via the UK’s Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) as part of a project funded by NHS England to accelerate diagnosis of atrial fibrillation (AF), a potentially fatal heart rhythm condition.
Time is of the essence when using a defibrillator
A defibrillator is a device that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart through the chest wall to someone who is in cardiac arrest.
Patient first to benefit from new heart device
A PATIENT has become the first in the UK to be implanted with an innovative cardiac device to modulate the heart’s beat.
NHS rolls out KardiaMobile to accelerate detection of arrhythmia
KardiaMobile, developed by AliveCor, is a credit card sized device able to detect AF in 30 seconds, by recording the electrical activity of the heart through a person's fingertips and sending the data to a smartphone/tablet app. The app allows heart rhythm recordings to be viewed, saved and shared with ...
Cardiac Insight, Inc. Welcomes Renowned Atrial Fibrillation Cardiologists Professor John Camm and Albert L. Waldo, MD to its Scientific Advisory Board
Cardiac Insight, Inc., a leading U.S. developer of wearable medical devices and diagnostic software, announced today the company continues to garner global interest in its approach to cardiac care, and has added renowned cardiologists and atrial fibrillation (AFib) specialists, Professor John Camm and Albert L. Waldo, MD, PhD (Hon.) to its Scientific Advisory Board.
Online company combines charity fundraiser with defibrillator campaign Henry James
Kathryn Skinner at Direct365, said: “Research from the Arrhythmia Alliance shows that over 100,000 people in the UK suffer sudden cardiac death. Of these people, survival rates would improve five-fold if a defibrillator was available. “The facts surrounding the number of defibrillators available across UK ...
Dash Camera Captures Good Samaritans Saving Jogger's Life
A several-mile run is no big deal for Gerry Fowle, who consistently beats most his peers in Northeast Ohio races. But in July, as he ran down the Cowley Road in Grafton Township, his heart went into shock. “About three miles out, I felt like I was going to pass out, and I said, 'Well, I need to get out of the ...
Cardiac arrest or heart attack, and why early CPR and defibrillation can be lifesaving
"Anyone can use an AED, [the machine] talks you through it," Dr MacIntyre said. Studies have shown defibrillation within three to five minutes can produce survival rates as high as 50 per cent to 70 per cent. Defibrillators are increasingly installed in public places, such as schools, sports clubs, shopping ...