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How a potential killer can be pinpointed by a simple heart check

Ever had the sensation of butterflies in your chest, rather than your stomach? Of course, it might have been a simple case of nerves or jitters (or even love!), but a fluttery heartbeat can also be a sign of a common condition called atrial fibrillation (AF).

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60,000 in capital unaware of stroke risk

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has urged Londoners to have a simple pulse rhythm check to identify the most common cause of irregular heartbeat Atrial Fibrillation (AF) that can cause a stroke with 60,000 estimated to be undiagnosed in the capital.

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Identify patients with Atrial Fibrillation

Thousands of people with Atrial Fibrillation are not being diagnosed because doctors are pushed for time and are not carrying out simple pulse checks, says Professor Camm, professor of clinical cardiology based at St George’s, University of London, and an international renowned expert in atrial fibrillation. He is also President of Arrhythmia Alliance and a Trustee of AF Association.

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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.

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NELFT and North East London Local Pharmaceutical Committee have won an award

NELFT and North East London Local Pharmaceutical Committee have been announced as one of the ‘AF Association Healthcare Pioneers 2018 – Showcasing Best Practice in AF’ winners.

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Cardiac Rhythm News- November 17

Cardiac Rhythm News - November 17, 2017

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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.

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Half a million Brits have undiagnosed atrial fibrillation - here's what you need to know

During Global AF Aware Week, the AF Association is urging people to check their pulse. Ever had the sensation of butterflies in your chest, rather than your stomach? Of course, it might have been a simple case of nerves or jitters (or even love!), but a fluttery heartbeat can also be a sign of a common condition called atrial fibrillation (AF).

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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.

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Proteome of the human heart mapped for the first time

They compared their values with the cardiac proteomes of patients with atrial fibrillation, a very common rhythm disorder of the heart. Indeed, the ...

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