AF Association News & Events
Take your places for the Heart Rhythm Congress
The annual Heart Rhythm Congress, which takes place this year between 7-10 October at the ICC in Birmingham, is the largest gathering of arrhythmia specialists and patients of its kind in the UK, with over 3000 delegates, exhibitors and patient visitors.
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.
Thousands of strokes prevented in the 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.
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.
NIHR awards £3m for new research to investigate screening to prevent one in ten strokes
A collaboration of several universities led by Cambridge has won a £3m funding award from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to lead a new programme of research investigating screening to detect undiagnosed atrial fibrillation, a heart condition responsible for one in ten strokes.
6.1 million Americans at risk of deadly stroke due to an irregular heart rhythm known as atrial fibrillation
Celebrity Trainer Gets Runners Warmed Up For Aberdeen Read more at http://www.greatrun.org/news-and-media/news/celebrity-trainer-gets-runners-warmed-up-for-aberdeen#K2PmCAGoreoHPZbG.99
Aberdeen-born celebrity personal trainer Stuart Amory put a group of runners through their paces today to kick-start their training for the 2018 Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run.
AF Association supports international project launched to prevent stroke in patients with brain bleeding
A new multi-million Euro initiative funded by the European Commission has been set up to help prevent stroke in patients with existing conditions.
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.
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.