Arrhythmia Alliance World Heart Rhythm Week (A-A WHRW)
4 - 10 June 2018
Fainting or syncope is relatively common and in some cases it can be a sign of an arrhythmia (heart rhythm disorder) and should not be ignored. Arrhythmias can affect people of all ages and for some, fainting may be the first indication of a problem.
Did you know...
- 1 in 2 people will faint at least once in their lifetime
- 39% of children and 30% of adults are misdiagnosed with epilepsy - many of whom have an underlying, potentially fatal arrhythmia
- The number one killer in the western world is sudden cardiac death - often the only symptom is fainting
- Syncope and falls are the most common reason for older patients to attend A&E. It is estimated that syncope accounts for 10- 20% of falls which cause injury.
This A-A WHRW, our focus is Take Fainting to Heart - there is no such thing as a simple faint. We are asking our supporters to help us to raise awareness of arrhythmias whether by simply sharing and displaying information, holding an awareness activity or by fundraising and donating to Arrhythmia Alliance.
Help us to spread awareness of arrhythmias this A-A WHRW
What can I do during A-A WHRW?
There are many ways to get involved:
1. Share & Display information about arrhythmias, the importance of Take Fainting Heart and how to Know Your Pulse at your GP surgery/pharmacy, school, workplace or community group. We have a large number of resources which can be downloaded from our website.
2. Hold an awareness activity and take on the Pulse Check Challenge in collaboration with your healthcare centre, workplace or community group.
3. Fundraise for example by baking some goodies to sell, holding a coffee morning, quiz night or create your own event.
4. Or simply make a donation to enable us to continue to raise awareness and offer support:
SAVE THE DATE
World Heart Rhythm Week celebrations in Chennai
Arrhythmia Heart Failure Academy and The Madras Medical Mission organised yet another successful week of awareness activities to celebrate World Heart Rhythm Week in Chennai, India.
On 22 June a basic electrophysiology course for medicine, cardiology, anaesthesia students and family physicians was held to educate healthcare professionals on arrhythmias. This event was then followed by a mass public awareness march by students of the Arrhythmia and Heart Failure Academy along Marina Beach raising awareness of the importance of pulse checks to the public. The week ended with an infotainment programme for arrhythmia and heart failure patients.
View photo presentation here.
With special thanks to Dr Pandurangi, consultant cardiologist and electrophysiologist and The Madras Medical Mission for their continued support of World Heart Rhythm Week.
Madras Medical Mission observe Heart Rhythm Week 2012
Heart Rhythm Week gives everyone the opportunity to make a difference. From 21st-27th May 2012 Arrhythmia Alliance held its annual Heart Rhythm Week giving anyone the opportunity to raise awareness and promote better understanding of heart rhythm disorders.
From all over the world hundreds of individuals, affiliates, partners and organisations supported this global event.
Madras Medical Mission (MMM) organised a series of events to mark Heart Rhythm Week from 4th June 2012. It is estimated that as many as 50,000 people are living with an undiagnosed arrhythmia in Chennai.
The hospital kicked-off Heart Rhythm Week with a walkathon on Marina beach, followed by an arrhythmia screening camp in Mogappair targeting students and teachers. The hospital also reached out to healthcare professionals, organising a basic ECG learning course on the 8th and 9th June, attended by over 500 physicians. Finally, the awareness week ended with an infotainment programme for over 20 arrhythmia patients.
MMM achieved national outreach during Heart Rhythm Week; hitting the headlines in the Indian Express, Indian Times and The Hindu. Congratulations to Arrhythmia Heart Failure Academy Madras Medical Mission for their work in raising awareness of heart rhythm disorders in India during Heart Rhythm Week.
Heart Rhythm Screening Clinic - 4th-5th June 2012
Walkathon Awareness March with Screening Camp - 4th June 2012 Marina Beach
Infotainment Programme - 3rd June 2012
Basic Electrophysiology Course for Physicians, 9th-10th June 2012