AF Association News & Events
Life-prolonging treatment brings new hope for heart patients
A global study is providing new hope for heart patients who suffer from a common condition. Atrial fibrillation occurs when the heart beats irregularly and can increase the risk of stroke and heart failure. One form of treatment is catheter ablation - a procedure that involves inserting a tube into the heart ...
Here's how to reduce the risk of having a stroke
The number of stroke victims is increasing in the UK and by 2035, it is thought deaths will be up by almost 70 per cent.
New tech to prevent strokes rolled out in North West Coast
INNOVATIVE technology is being introduced across Cheshire, Merseyside, Lancashire and south Cumbria to prevent strokes and save lives.
GPs set to gain access to 30-second fingertip AF testing device
A new tech device to speed up atrial fibrillation diagnosis has the potential to save the NHS £2bn, its developer has claimed.
Patient first to benefit from new heart device
A PATIENT has become the first in the UK to be implanted with an innovative cardiac device to modulate the heart’s beat.
Smartphone ECG device KardiaMobile rolled out to NHS to combat atrial fibrillation
AliveCor has announced that it has begun the rollout of its KardiaMobile technology to the NHS via the UK’s Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) as part of a project funded by NHS England to accelerate diagnosis of atrial fibrillation (AF), a potentially fatal heart rhythm condition.
NHS rolls out KardiaMobile to accelerate detection of arrhythmia
KardiaMobile, developed by AliveCor, is a credit card sized device able to detect AF in 30 seconds, by recording the electrical activity of the heart through a person's fingertips and sending the data to a smartphone/tablet app. The app allows heart rhythm recordings to be viewed, saved and shared with ...
AF Association supports international project launched to prevent stroke in patients with brain bleeding
A new multi-million Euro initiative funded by the European Commission has been set up to help prevent stroke in patients with existing conditions.
Heart Disorders Can Mimic Anxiety or Panic Attacks
A racing heart. A fluttering heart. Both are symptoms of anxiety. However, they can also signal a heart rhythm disorder (arrhythmia), such as atrial fibrillation.
February Patient e-News - 2018
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