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A Mother’s Mission to Educate the World About Arrhythmia

When Trudie Lobban’s daughter Francesca, now 29, was a baby, the girl had fainting episodes up to eight times a day. It took three years until Francesca was diagnosed with Reflex Anoxic Seizures (RAS), a condition that caused her heart to briefly stop.

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Atrial Fibrillation Association won a Commended Award for our AF and You Booklet

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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.

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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.

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September Patient e-News 2018

We Need You! Find out all the latest here.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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