AF Association News & Events
Heart Rhythm Congress 2017
The largest heart rhythm event in the UK, Heart Rhythm Congress (HRC) provides unrivalled opportunity for health care professionals interested in the management of arrhythmias to share effective practice, show case innovation, learn about latest developments and network with UK & international delegates.
Check Your Health: Reducing risk of dementia in A-Fib patients
Atrial fibrillation is the most common abnormal heart rhythm. ... they fibrillate,” says Dr. Jared Bunch with Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute.
ARRHYTHMIA ALLIANCE WELCOMES NHS CALL TO PROVIDE TESTS TO IDENTIFY PEOPLE WITH UNDIAGNOSED HEART RHYTHM DISORDERS
Local health authorities do not mandate or commission manual pulse rhythm checks recommended as part of NHS health check service
ARRHYTHMIA ALLIANCE AND THE CITY OF HARDEEVILLE PARTNER FOR HARDEEVILLE FUN RUN FOR A CAUSE FUNDRAISER
Dose-Response Relationship between the Risk of Vasovagal Syncope and Body Mass Index or Systolic Blood Pressure in Young Adults Undergoing Blood Tests
Vasovagal syncope (VVS) is the most common type of syncope . VVS usually resolves uneventfully, but sometimes leads to head trauma or other injuries . The impact of syncope on public safety (e.g., syncope while driving) has also attracted recent interest [2,3]. Blood tests are the most commonly performed medical tests, and prevention of VVS associated with blood sample collection is important.
Mayor’s memo: Help save lives with Saturday’s fun run
Hardeeville has two terrific events in August worth talking about. The first week in August the city held the annual Fill the Bus campaign to collect school supplies for the children of Hardeeville.
AHA releases new CPR training requirements for 2019
On. Aug. 15, the American Heart Association (AHA) announced CPR training courses will require use of an instrumented directive feedback device, effective Jan. 39, 2019. Using the devices, students receive audiovisual evaluation and corrective instruction on chest compression rate, depth and proper hand placement. Studies have show the technology can be used alongside or integrated with a manikin to help students improve skills and reduce instruction time.
Coroner: 'Home Alone' actor Heard died of cardiac arrest
Officials say actor John Heard, whose body was found last month in a Northern California hotel, died of cardiac arrest. The Santa Clara County Coroner's Office said Tuesday an autopsy revealed the 71-year-old actor died "a sudden cardiac death due to atherosclerotic and hypertensive heart disease."
New resource for student athletes about Sudden Cardiac Arrest
It's an effort to warn Alaskans about the risks of Sudden Cardiac Arrest, known as "SCA." The Alaska School Activities Association is now calling for students and their parents to be notified about SCA before they participate in athletic activities. It's a policy change ASAA made to go into effect this year because SCA is now the number one killer of student athletes.
Health MOT bid to root out 'silent killer' conditions
People could be given a health MOT in plans to cut early deaths and prevent heart disease, it is reported. Seven million people are said to be unaware they suffer from conditions including high blood pressure, high cholesterol or irregular heartbeat - with the NHS looking to increase early detection of these so-called "silent killers".