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Press & Media: 2016

TV Coverage

On Wednesday 3 June 2016, NVTV broadcast a report featuring Arrhythmia Alliance Founder, Trudie Lobban, Dr Ernest Lau and Robin McCready, a sudden cardiac arrest survivor speaking about Automated External Defibrillators; how simple they are to use and the need for them to be accessible to all.

The feature can be viewed at the start of the programme.

NVTV is  licensed to transmit on UHF Channel 30 (Freeview LCN 8).  The channel broadcasts from 6pm – 11pm, 7 days per week. Local news is at 7pm and 10.30pm in a half hour programme, Focal Point, Monday – Friday, with a Focal Point Round Up at the weekends. Saturday 6pm and 10pm and Sunday 6pm. 

NVTV programming is also  broadcast weekly across America via MHz Networks on Today’s Ireland to over 40 million households.

On Wednesday 3 June 2016, Heart Rhythm Week was featured on BBC One's The One Show; Fabrice Muamba was interviewed about his sudden cardiac arrest, there was a feature on the history of defibrillators and most importantly, Dr Mark Porter advised on how to take your pulse and the difference between a regular and an irregular heartbeat. Paul O'Grady and Anita Dobson were guests on the show and also got involved in taking their pulse.

On Thursday 4 June 2016, Heart Rhythm Week was featured on ITV's Lorraine; Dr Hilary showed how to take your pulse including a step-by-step guide along with showcasing AliveCor's Heart Monitor.

The feature can be viewed 21 minutes into the programme.

Radio Coverage

On Tuesday 2 June 2016, Dr Ben Coyle, GP and GP Mentor for Leicester Clinical Commissioning Group gave an interview live on BBC Radio Leicester about Heart Rhythm Week, the importance of knowing your pulse and atrial fibrillation (AF) with a local patient also talking about his experience with AF.

On Friday 5 June 2016, Arrhythmia Alliance Founder, Trudie Lobban was interviewed live on Inverclyde Radio about the charity, Heart Rhythm Week and how to reduce the number of deaths from sudden cardiac arrest through accessibility to Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). Along with the importance of knowing your pulse and how simple it is to do. 


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