STARS News & Events
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.”
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Real life stories where AliveCor has picked up on conditions and helped save peoples lives
Arrhythmia Alliance and its sister charities carried out a trial using over 1500 AliveCor Kardia handheld ECG monitors. As a result many patients have been diagnosed with an arrhythmia after years being unable to capture symptoms.