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NIHR awards £3m for new research to investigate screening to prevent one in ten strokes

A collaboration of several universities led by Cambridge has won a £3m funding award from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to lead a new programme of research investigating screening to detect undiagnosed atrial fibrillation, a heart condition responsible for one in ten strokes.

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6.1 million Americans at risk of deadly stroke due to an irregular heart rhythm known as atrial fibrillation

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Celebrity Trainer Gets Runners Warmed Up For Aberdeen Read more at http://www.greatrun.org/news-and-media/news/celebrity-trainer-gets-runners-warmed-up-for-aberdeen#K2PmCAGoreoHPZbG.99

Aberdeen-born celebrity personal trainer Stuart Amory put a group of runners through their paces today to kick-start their training for the 2018 Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run.

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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.

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Importance of knowing your pulse rhythm

A KNOW Your Pulse event was held at Farnham Hospital on November 22 to raise awareness of undiagnosed irregular heart rhythm.

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How our CCG identified 500 people with new atrial fibrillation

Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) saw an opportunity to identify people over the age of 65 with new atrial fibrillation (AF). The CCG was announced as one of the AF Association Healthcare Pioneers 2018 – Showcasing Best Practice in AF winners for its project.

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Atrial Fibrillation: Know the facts

CARDIAC experts at the Trust have today been promoting awareness about one of the fastest growing conditions they currently see.

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The European Society of Clinical Pharmacy symposium

The 46th European Society of Clinical Pharmacy symposium, held in Heidelberg in October, heard how pharmacists have proved their worth when it comes to controlling hypertension and detecting atrial fibrillation, as well as concerns about trial results that aren’t published and the role of predatory publishers

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FILMING & PHOTO OPPORTUNITY AF ASSOCIATION GLOBAL AF AWARE WEEK NEW STREET STATION, BIRMINGHAM

As part of AF Association Global AF Aware Week (20-26 November 2017), AF Association will be undertaking pulse checks of the general public at Birmingham New Street station on Friday 24 November.

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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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