Arrhythmia Alliance News & Events
Free Pulse Checks for Londoners during Global AF Awareness Week
More than 150,0000 Londoners have the most common type of irregular heartbeat, which is called Atrial Fibrillation or AF, and are at higher risk of a stroke. Not everyone with AF has symptoms and a simple pulse rhythm check could save their life.
Atrial fibrillation: What sufferers need to know to slash their risks of having a stroke
It's Global Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Week. Here's everything you need to know.
ONE IN THREE PEOPLE WITH AF ARE UNDIAGNOSED AND AT INCREASED RISK OF SUFFERING AN
Monday 20 November 2017, London: Today is the launch of AF Association Global AF Aware Week (20-26 November), with over 1,000 events taking place across the UK to help identify the undiagnosed person with AF (atrial fibrillation). More than half a million people in the UK currently have undiagnosed AF which leaves them at increased risk of suffering a debilitating, life-threatening AF-related stroke – the most severe type of stroke.
Arrhythmia Alliance Takes NYC
Arrhythmia Alliance held its first National Know Your Pulse event in Times Square, New York.
Airport runway contract approved
The city of Hardeeville will purchase eight AED’s (automated external defibrillator) from the proceeds of the city’s fundraising 5K Run/Walk (Hardeeville Fun Run for a cause), which was held Aug. 19, according to City Manager Michael Czymbor.
ARRHYTHMIA ALLIANCE AND FIRST SCOTS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF BEAUFORT PLACE FIRST DEFIBRILLATOR AT HOLY TRINITY CLASSICAL SCHOOL
Arrhythmia Alliance and First Scots Presbyterian Church of Beaufort Place First Defibrillator at Holy Trinity Classical School
Arrhythmia Alliance & City of Hardeeville Thanks Sponsors For Successful Fundraising Event for First Responders
Hilton Head, SC – August 31, 2017 – On Saturday, August 19, 2017, Arrhythmia Alliance and the City of Hardeeville hosted their first annual Fun Run for a Cause 5K and 1 mile Race. The purpose of this event was to raise funds for new automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to be placed in The City of Hardeeville’s police vehicles.
AF ASSOCIATION NAMES WINNERS OF PRESTIGIOUS INTERNATIONAL HEALTHCARE PIONEER AWARDS
Trudie Lobban, Founder and CEO, AF Association announced this year’s winners of the AF Association “International Healthcare Pioneers 2018 – Showcasing Best Practice in AF” at the Arrhythmia Alliance Awards Ceremony held this week at Heart Rhythm Congress 2017.
AF CAUSES ONE THIRD OF ALL STROKES – THESE CAN BE PREVENTED, THIS SCANDAL CANNOT BE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE
Many of the world’s leading authorities on the management and treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF) met at the Heart Rhythm Congress to present the case for perfecting the care of AF patients: Detect AF by a simple pulse check; perfect against AF-related stroke using anticoagulation therapy, not aspirin; and correct the irregular heart rhythm with access to appropriate treatment.
Wearable Technology: Safeguards will help boost sales
This month Apple claimed that its much-feted, but reportedly under-selling, Apple Watch had saved lives. In one case a 62-year-old builder felt terrible after lunch. His watch had revealed an abnormally high pulse and he called an ambulance. Doctors were said to have told him that he might have died if he had gone straight home. This is a good news story, but medical specialists fear that it may create a misleading impression about the accuracy of personal pulse checkers in hand-held monitors and smartphones.