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NHS accelerator launches international search for innovations supporting the prevention and early intervention of cancer and cardiovascular disease

A NEW search for the world’s best healthcare innovations to help improve patients’ lives launches today, focussing on key NHS priorities including the prevention and early intervention of cancer and cardiovascular disease (CVD).

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Heart Rhythm Congress, the largest heart rhythm event in the UK, is now in its 13th year

Heart Rhythm Congress (HRC), the largest heart rhythm event in the UK, organised by Arrhythmia Alliance, is once again being hosted at the ICC in Birmingham. Now in its 13th year, HRC runs from 7-10 October 2018. Initially welcoming patients and carers for Patients Day on the Sunday, the event continues with scientific talks aimed at healthcare professionals, attracting a number of world renowned specialists.

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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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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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Thousands of strokes prevented in 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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ARRHYTHMIA ALLIANCE WORLD HEART RHYTHM WEEK 4 - 10 JUNE 2018

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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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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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