About Arrhythmia Alliance

Arrhythmia Alliance (A-A) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the aim of working together to improve the diagnosis, treatment and quality of life for all those affected by arrhythmias.

A-A is a coalition of charities, patient groups, patients, caregivers, medical groups and allied professionals. Although these groups remain independent, they work together under the A-A umbrella to promote timely and effective diagnosis and treatment of arrhythmias.

Our Working Objections

  • To bring together member charities, healthcare professionals, commissioners and their allies
  • To advance the concerns and needs of all our members
  • To develop the knowledge and skills base of medical professionals and professions allied to medicine
  • To cultivate multi-center and multi-disciplinary research
  • To prevent sudden cardiac death in vulnerable groups
  • To promote the value and need for cardiac pacing, implantable defibrillators, catheter ablation and other treatments for arrhythmias
  • To prevent misdiagnosis in patients suffering from arrhythmias and transient loss of consciousness (T-LoC)
  • To assess and quantify unmet need among those affected by arrhythmias
  • To promote centers of excellence for arrhythmia diagnosis and treatment
  • To secure better care, leading to a better quality of life, for individuals with arrhythmias


Founder, CEO & Trustee

Trudie Lobban MBE


International President

Prof. John Camm


Board Members

Nigel Breakwell - Board Chair

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Nigel Breakwell became Chair at the beginning of 2017, having previously been a Board member since 2016. He is an Executive Committee member, Arrhythmia Alliance UK, and Special Projects Director for the Charity with a focus on Policy & Communications. He leads the A-A secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Groups on Arrhythmias and Atrial Fibrillation. 

He has worked closely with A-A since 2012, first working with Trudie Lobban, to create the Hearts & Goals initiative (with SCA survivor, former soccer player, Fabrice Muamba), then with Bernard Gallacher (famous Ryder Cup golfer, SCA survivor) and his family – to set up and launch the Arrhythmia Alliance Bernard Gallacher Defibs campaign in 2014. He has over three decades of experience in healthcare, and over two decades in communications, having begun his pharmaceutical career in the mid-80s at Sanofi, in sales and marketing, followed by roles in sales, marketing, and external affairs at MSD UK, a marketing company of Merck Inc.


John Thompson

Daniel Beach

Trudie Lobban MBE

Joe McCullough 

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