Arrhythmia Alliance (A-A) is a coalition of charities, patient groups, patients, carers, medical groups and allied professionals. These groups remain independent, however, work together under the A-A umbrella to promote timely and effective diagnosis and treatment of arrhythmias.
Arrhythmia Alliance in United Kingdom was launched in 2004 at the start of the first Arrhythmia Awareness Week to raise awareness and highlight the deficiencies in the treatment and care of arrhythmia sufferers. The charity was fundamental in pushing through one of the most essential policy issues to affect cardiology and cardiac patients.
Since its inception, A-A has continued to grow into an international organisation, reaching across the globe to promote awareness of heart rhythm disorders and to make sure that the patient is at the centre of health care. A-A has seen the successful establishment of A-A Sweden, A-A Portugal, A-A Czech Republic, A-A Japan, A-A Italy, A-A China, A-A Argentina, A-A South Africa, A-A Brazil, A-A Uruguay and A-A Mexico.
- 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-centre 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 amongst those affected by arrhythmias
- To promote centres of excellence for arrhythmia diagnosis and treatment
- To secure better care, leading to a better quality of life, for individuals with arrhythmia