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Screening for atrial fibrillation: a European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) consensus document endorsed by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society (APHRS), and Sociedad Latinoamericana de Estimulación Cardíaca y Electrofisiología (SOLAECE)

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia, occurring in 1–2% of the general population. Its prevalence varies between continents and ethnicity, but the estimated number of patients with AF worldwide might be between 30 and 100 million.1 This prevalence is expected to increase significantly in the next 30–50 years due to an ageing population, and increasing risk factors to develop AF, including arterial hypertension and diabetes.2–5 In all populations studied, both prevalence and incidence are higher in men than in women and increase with age.6

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Happitech, Arrhythmia Alliance and Bug Labs launch Heart for Heart e-health initiative

Happitech, Arrhythmia Alliance and Bug Labs will announce the launch of the Heart for Heart e-health initiative. This initiative invites people to participate in the world’s largest crowdsourced heart health initiative by inviting them to contribute their heart rhythm data using the free Heart for Heart iPhone App.

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Heart For Heart

Heart For Heart

Happitech, Arrhythmia Alliance and Bug Labs will announce the launch of the Heart for Heart campaign during World Heart Rhythm Week. This campaign invites people to participate in the world’s largest crowdsourced heart health initiative by recruiting them to contribute their heart rhythm data using the free Heart for Heart iPhone App.

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DOES YOUR POLLING STATION HAVE A DEFIB?

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WORLD HEART RHYTHM WEEK 5-11 JUNE 2017 TAKE THE PULSE CHECK CHALLENGE – IT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE

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Heart For Heart Initiative Launched To Improve Smartphone Performance of Arrhythmia Detection

Heart For Heart Initiative Launched To Improve Smartphone Performance of Arrhythmia Detection

Happitech, Arrhythmia Alliance and Bug Labs will announce the launch of the Heart for Heart e-health initiative. This initiative invites people to participate in the world’s largest crowdsourced heart health initiative by inviting them to contribute their heart rhythm data using the free Heart for Heart iPhone App. “In the same way, you donate your money for a good cause, we are asking you to donate 90 seconds of your heart rhythm data to help advance research,” said Yosef Safi Harb, Founder of Happitech. “The data generated by Heart for Heart will be used to better differentiate between AF and a regular heartbeat rhythm. This will speed up the development and accuracy of the technology and create insights into new health correlations.”

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Bluffton installs first public-use AED at local park

The Town of Bluffton has installed its first public-use automated external defibrillator (AED) in DuBois Park Tuesday as a part of its #BlufftonHeartsMatter campaign.

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Arrhythmia Alliance places 3000th Public Access Defibrillator on World Restart the Heart Day

Arrhythmia Alliance places 3000th Public Access Defibrillator on World Restart the Heart Day

“AEDs must be as commonplace as fire extinguishers and smoke alarms if we are to dramatically reduce the number of deaths from sudden cardiac arrest in the UK.”

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International Heart Rhythm Congress Calls For Urgent Action To Prevent Thousands of Unnecessary Deaths From Arrhythmias

Thursday 29 September, World Heart Day, Birmingham, UK: Over 3,000 heart rhythm experts and healthcare professionals from around the world will converge on the ICC, Birmingham, for the annual Heart Rhythm Congress (HRC), 9-12 October, the UK's largest educational congress devoted solely to heart rhythm disorders.

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How to manage your heart health

It is not always possible to prevent an arrhythmia developing, although a healthy lifestyle can lower your risk of developing an arrhythmia, as well as being a benefit if you already suffer with one.

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