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Arrhythmia Alliance

Arrhythmia Alliance was launched at the start of Arrhythmia Awareness Week. We see the Arrhythmia Alliance as the obvious onward development from the AAAW, to maintain momentum, and to bring together allied parties, large and small, professional and lay, to funnel their energies toward common arrhythmia goals together.
www.heartrhythmalliance.org

After 16

Family Fund Trust have set up a website version of the book “After 16 – What’s next?” An excellent publication relating to services and independent living issues for young adults.  
www.after16.org.uk.

Arrhythmia Watch News

An educational resource for cardiac rhythm management
www.arwatch.co.uk

Blair Grubb

Blair Grubb, one of the world's most respected authorities on syncope, writes about syncope/fainting. A comprehensive article that leaves no stone unturned. A must for all syncope sufferers.
Blair Grubb, Neurocardiogenic Syncope and Related Disorders of Orthostatic Intolerance, Contemporary Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine

Contact a Family

Every day over sixty children in the UK are born or diagnosed with a serious disability and the vast majority of them are cared for at home. Contact a Family (CaF) is the only UK charity providing support and advice to parents whatever the medical condition of their child. www.cafamily.org.uk

Cardiology-specific safety information from the MHRA

Providing easy access to online Adverse Incident Reporting, Medical Device Alerts and Drug Safety Update information.
http://www.mhra.gov.uk/Safetyinformation/Healthcareproviders/Cardiology/index.htm 

Chess Medicare

Chess Medicare offers ‘eKERNEL’ a handheld Tele-ECG with the technical know how from BARC. It can be operated with a mobile phone via Bluetooth.
Visit www.chessmedicare.com  

Council of Disabled People Coventry & Warwickshire

www.cdp.org.uk

Disability Benefits

Information about benefits can be found on at: 
www.disabilitybenefits.co.uk 

Disability Grants

Do you have a Disability?
Are you a parent or carer of a Disabled child or adult?
Visit

www.disability-grants.org/

DYNAkids

(Dysautonomia Youth Network of America, Inc.)
Due to the impact of their condition, young people with dysautonomia may experience isolation from their peers. Often they must make life style changes in the prime of their life. Obviously, it can be very stressful, traumatic, and life impacting for the entire family. DYNA is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving these individuals. 
 www.dynakids.org

Ehlers-Danlos Support UK

EDS UK was set up in 1987 to support, advise and inform those living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and help them to live a full, active and positive life.

Visit www.ehlers-danlos.org

European Journal of Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology 

European Journal of Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology is a peer-reviewed, open access, bi-annual journal specialising in the publication of balanced and comprehensive review articles written by leading authorities to address the most important and salient developments in the field of arrhythmia and electrophysiology.

Familial Arrhythmia Network for Scotland (FANS)

FANS is a managed clinical network hosted by NHS Tayside, and created to improve healthcare services for familial arrhythmia patients, their families and carers.

www.fans.scot.nhs.uk

Education for Health

Taking action and transforming lives worldwide by focusing on the education of health professionals as a key factor in improving patient health and quality of life.

www.educationforhealth.org

Find a Heart Rhythm Specialist

Search the extensive Dr Foster database to find a Heart Rhythm Specialist near you.
http://www.drfosterhealth.co.uk/consultant-guide/ 

Hearts and Minds

There is a link insofar as symptoms of syncope can be confused with epilepsy.
www.epilepsy.org.uk

Heart Rhythm Problems

Information and advice on diagnosing arrhythmias, spotting symptoms such as palpitations, blackouts, dizziness and breathlessness.

International Alliance of Patients' Organizations (IAPO)

IAPO is a unique global alliance representing patients of all nationalities across all disease areas and promoting patient-centred healthcare around the world.
www.patientsorganizations.org

Life Cover for All

We know that life is never predictable. That's why we specialise in finding Life Cover for All - throughout the UK. That's why we specialise in finding Life Cover for All especially those with medical conditions including Syncope, RAS and POTS.  Just because you may have a health problem, you still want to live life to the full and that includes taking advantage of the benefits that Life Insurance can provide.

With a medical condition, your life goes on . . . . . . and so should your insurance cover.  www.lifecoverforall.co.uk/

MediPAL

MediPAL is a UK company that provides Emergency Contact Cards. They work with many UK charities.
www.medipal.org.uk

MedicAlert

MedicAlert is a global charity that provides a life-saving identification system for people with medical conditions which require specialist help. They offer a wide range of custom-made medical ID jewellery which is immediately recognised by medical professionals in an emergency.
www.medicalert.org.uk

Member of Smokefree Action

www.smokefreeaction.org.uk

MHRA - Faulty Equipment?

Do you have any equipment that you have bought yourself or that has been given or 
supplied to you by a GP's surgery, hospital, pharmacy, optometrist or clinic? 
If it goes wrong ... ... the MHRA need to know
View poster
www.medicalert.org.uk

National Centre for Independent Living (NCIL)

NCIL is a national support, advice and consultancy organisation that aims to enable disabled people to be equal citizens with choice, control, rights and full economic, social and cultural lives.

www.ncil.org.uk/

NICE T-LoC Guidelines

Transient Loss of Consciousness in adults and young people

 

Nutritionist Resource

Description: Nutritionist Resource provides a huge nutrition support network, enabling visitors to find a nutritionist close to them and appropriate for their needs

www.nutritionist-resource.org.uk 

POTS UK

POTS UK is a team of individuals with personal experience of POTS, some of whom have a medical background, aiming to raise awareness within the UK of this very debilitating condition
www.potsuk.org

 

POTS Place: A Guide to Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome

This web site is about a disorder called Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS). This disorder is characterized by the body's inability to make the necessary adjustments to counteract gravity when standing up. This site provides an overview of POTS and contains sections on symptoms, mechanisms, causes, tests, myths, links, research and newsletters.
www.potsplace.com

Postural Tachycardia Syndrome: Perspective for Patients

Blair Grubb and Beverly Karabin, Circulation 2008  
Read article

 

POTS: Mysterious Syndrome affects some teens

Article including video of Blair Grubb on POTS affecting some teenage girls.
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/health&id=6505198&status=ok  

Primary Times

Primary Times provides up to date listings on activities, courses, workshops or shows for children aged 4-11 and their families. And have lots of relevant articles for parents, children and schools

www.primarytimes.net

STARS-US

STARS is the US branch of STARS. They provide information and support for those suffering from Syncope, Reflex Anoxic Seizures, Blackouts and unexplained loss of consciousness.
www.stars-us.org

Syncope While Driving: Clinical Characteristics, Causes, and Prognosis

www.cardiosource.com

Swift Locksmiths

Fast 24 hour locksmith services
http://swiftlocksmiths.co.uk/nottingham

 

TouchCARDIO

touchCARDIO.com is an independent information resource supporting physicians, clinicians and leading industry professionals in continuously developing their knowledge, effectiveness and productivity, via open-access content in multimedia formats. 

Travelling with confidence

http://www.medtronic.com/traveling/

Your Child’s Health

Your Child's Health is aimed at introducing you to the best Web page on any particular child health related topic. It is aimed at parents, patients and doctors.
www.yourchildshealth.nhs.uk


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