Information & Advice For Arrhythmia Patients

Stratford-Upon-Avon Patient Group

2020 Meetings:

All meetings for 2020 have been cancelled due to Coronavirus. This does not mean that the group has been cancelled however, and we will be back as soon as possible!


Previous Meetings:
16th January 2020:

This meeting was held at Stratford Healthcare Hospital building, and was very well attended. Professor Faizel Osman spoke about AF and the various treatment options while also taking questions from the patients. Arrhythmia nurse Helen Eftekhari spoke about modifying risk factors for those with an arrhythmia, and also took many questions. Thank you to all that continue to attend the Stratford support group!

Wednesday 5th December 2018:

This was an extremely well attended meeting based at Foundation House in Stratford-Upon-Avon.We had roughly 30 people attending this meeting, and have received very positive feedback following the support group.

Professor Faizel Osman from Coventry and Warwickshire Hospitals kindly gave a very informative and interesting presentation titled 'Arrhythmias; Back to Basics'. Within the presentation, Professor Osman spoke about AF, treatments for AF, heart failure, other arrhythmias and medications. The presentation ended with an interactive question and answer session which was very well received.

Following Porfessor Osman's presentation, Arrhythmia Nurse Helen Eftekhari from Coventry and Warwickshire Hospitals gave a presentation about 'coping with a heart condition'. Within this presentation, Helen spoke about the benefits of mindfulness, coping with stress and looking after your mental health when you are iving with an arrhythmia. This was a very popular presentation. 

Wednesday 27th June 2018:

Dr Osman from Coventry and Warwick Hospitals spoke about the new Hybrid Ablation Technique that has been trialed over 5 cases, and has now been approved for another 25. 

The presentation was very much enjoyed, with much interest taken.

Arrhythmia Specialist Nurse, Helen Eftekhari spoke about devices and pacemakers. She showed the group some old devices and compared them with newer ones. Everybody appeared interested by this talk. 

Arrhythmia Alliance would like to thank everyone for attending, especially Dr Osman and Helen for their wonderful presentations. 


First meeting: Thursday 1st June 2017 2pm-4pm

Discussions included atrial fibrillation, blackouts and other arrhythmias. 

The meeting was lead by Dr Osman and involved a full session of Q&A's which was enjoyed by everyone. There was also a raffle held, along with a donations box. The total collected from the meeting was £37.50 which will help towards the cost of the next room hire. 

Many people benefit from the Stratford Support Group, those who attend and those who are unable to attend but their carers do. The meetings are open for anybody to attend who feels they may benefit.


If you have any suggestions of topics for discussion for future meetings, please contact Kirsty Honer on 01789 867 501 or email

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