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AF ASSOCIATION HEALTHCARE PIONEERS REPORT 2019

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Biosense Webster launches report - The Burden of Atrial Fibrillation: Understanding the Impact of the New Millennium Epidemic Across Europe

New report released during AF Association Global AF Aware Week highlights AF as one of the world’s most significant health issues

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ONE IN FOUR PEOPLE WILL DEVELOP AF IN THEIR LIFETIME YET SURVEYS SHOW MANY ARE STILL NOT BEING DIAGNOSED WITH THE CONDITION LEAVING THEM AT INCREASED RISK OF STROKE

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Checking your pulse can give early warning of stroke risk

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

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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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Take your places for the Heart Rhythm Congress

The annual Heart Rhythm Congress, which takes place this year between 7-10 October at the ICC in Birmingham, is the largest gathering of arrhythmia specialists and patients of its kind in the UK, with over 3000 delegates, exhibitors and patient visitors.

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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.

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Thousands of strokes prevented in the UK thanks to use of anticoagulant drugs, research shows

Four thousand strokes were prevented in recent years, due to the increased use of anticoagulant drugs for patients with a common heart rhythm disorder (arrhythmia), research has shown. Atrial Fibrillation (AF), the most common arrhythmia (irregular heart rhythm disturbance), has been diagnosed in around 1.5 million people in the UK alone.

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Thousands of patients to benefit from innovative new treatments on the NHS

Stroke-reducing heart implants will now be routinely available for thousands of patients on the NHS. Hundreds of patients each year will benefit from a procedure called left atrial appendage occlusion, which reduces the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (irregular heart beat), who cannot take blood thinning medication.

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