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Fundraiser results in defibrillator donation

A FUNDRAISER in memory of a little girl who died of a cardiac arrest has raised enough money for a defibrillator to be installed in a school.

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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.

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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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August Patient e-News 2018

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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 ...

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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 ...

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CPR Could Be Added to the UK National School Curriculum

In a landmark move, the UK government has today revealed plans to add CPR to the national curriculum.

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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.

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Six-year-old boy collapses and dies in front of friends in town centre park

A six-year-old boy has collapsed and died in front of his friends while playing in a park over the weekend. Paramedics fought to save the boy's life after he collapsed at King's Park in Bournemouth, but he died a short time later

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Professor appointed to lead new Liverpool Centre for Cardiovascular Science

AF Association Medical Advisory Committee member Professor Gregory Lip appointed to lead new Liverpool Centre for Cardiovascular Science

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