Arrhythmia Alliance World Heart Rhythm Week (A-A WHRW)
3 - 9 June 2019
Arrhythmia Alliance World Heart Rhythm Week will be held from 3 - 9 June 2019. Throughout the week, Arrhythmia Alliance will be raising awareness of arrhythmias and urging people to know their pulse, aiming to detect thousands of unknown heart rhythm disorders.
Why is it important to Know Your Pulse?
- Arrhythmias cause over 750,000 hospitalisations and 130,000 deaths annually.
- An estimated 6.1 million Americans have Atrial Fibrillation (AF) many of which are undiagnosed. AF is the most common arrhythmia and those who have AFib are at increased risk of a debilitating or life-threatening AF-related stroke – the most severe type of stroke.
- There is no required program of pulse checks or heart rhythm screening at regular health check-ups.
Something as simple as Knowing Your Pulse can save your life or reduce your risk of an AF-related stroke. It only takes 30 seconds and is so simple that people of all ages, young and old, can learn.
Together we can bring about change and ensure we all live healthier, longer lives.
How can I get involved with Arrhythmia Alliance World Heart Rhythm Week?
- 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.
- Hold an awareness event and take on the Pulse Check Challenge in collaboration with your healthcare centre, workplace or community group.
- Host your own 'Know Your Pulse Event' at your office, clinic or school. For more information contact Sharonica Gavin, email email@example.com or call 843-415-1886
- Fundraise for example by baking some goodies to sell, holding a coffee morning, quiz night or create your own event.
- Or simply make a donation to enable us to continue to raise awareness and offer support:
Checks can be mailed to: P.O. Box 5507, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, 29938
For more information about investing in Arrhythmia Alliance’s work, please contact our office at 843.415.1886 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.