AF Association News & Events
Free stroke prevention tests to be held across the borough this week
A CUTTING-edge stroke prevention test will be available for free on the St Helens streets this week at a series of events held across the borough.
Arrhythmia Alliance Educates people on the Risks of Heart Rhythm Disorders for World Heart Day 2018
World Heart Day is a global campaign to raise awareness of heart health, Arrhythmia Alliance is urging everyone to Know Your Pulse to know your heart rhythm. The aim is to educate people about the risk factors relating to the heart, which can result in premature deaths from heart disease and stroke.
September Patient e-News 2018
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Improve the care of people living with AF Patient Survey
We want to improve the care of people living with AF. This short survey, sponsored by a pharmaceutical company, is for people who are taking an anti-coagulant therapy to prevent an AF-related stroke. The outputs of this research will be used for information only by the sponsoring pharmaceutical company and no confidential information will be passed on to them.
Matt Hancock: new technology is key to making NHS the world's best
Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, is to set out plans to make the NHS an ‘ecosystem for the best technology available’ at the NHS Expo in Manchester yesterday.
The rise of smartphones and wearables for AF detection: WATCH-AF and DETECT-AF pro
How to best combine optimal screening and diagnosis for atrial fibrillation (AF) has long been a challenge. At European Heart Rhythm Association Congress (EHRA; 18–20 March 2018, Barcelona, Spain) Jens Eckstein (University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland) presented the case for how modern technology can help to address this issue.
NHS launches consultation on ICP contracts
The 12 week consultation will be from Friday August 3 to Friday October 26 and people can give their views on line or by post. NHS England will also hold engagement events during the consultation period to listen to stakeholders’ views.
CPR & AED Awareness to Be Added to the UK National School Curriculum following tireless work of Arrhythmia Alliance
Lifesaving first aid, including education on the purpose of defibrillators (AED’s) and when they need to be used, is set to be introduced into the national school curriculum. Following years of campaigns, such as the Arrhythmia Alliance - Defibs Save Lives campaign, the draft regulations could be introduced by 2020.
August Patient e-News 2018
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New Atrial Fibrillation Patient Support Group launched in Frome
Arrhythmias (heart rhythm disorders) affect over two million people in the UK and atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia. People aged 40 ...