AF Association News & Events
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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Newcastle Ablation - Ultra-High Density Mapping and Impedance Guided Ablation
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 ...
Cardiac Rhythm News - 27 July 2018
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What Are the Different Types of Arrhythmias?
You likely have heard the term arrhythmia, but what many people don't realize is that there are many different types of arrhythmias. They are classified ...
Stroke, Death Risk Increase With CKD and AFib
Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) who later develop atrial fibrillation (AFib) have greater risks for stroke and death than patients who do not ...
How GPs are preventing thousands of strokes in the UK
On its 70th anniversary, there is good news from the NHS. About 7,000 strokes have been prevented, per year, thanks to GPs getting better at identifying people with a common form of heart arrhythmia known as atrial fibrillation and thanks to more of these people being prescribed anticoagulant drugs.
July Medical e-News 2018
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