Fingers on the pulse to detect atrial fibrillation
It is hoped the awareness week, which runs until Friday 28 June, will lift public perception of atrial fibrillation (AF) as well as detecting it. Pharmacists will also show customers how to take their own pulse. The Heart Rhythm Week initiative is in its fourth year in New Zealand. It was begun overseas by the Heart Rhythm Alliance in conjunction with the International Pharmacists for Anticoagulation Care Taskforce (iPACT) and Arrhythmia Alliance in the UK.