Know Your Pulse

Knowing your Pulse can save your life.

  • If pulse checks were routine, thousands of lives, and thousands of debilitating strokes, could be saved every year
  • Learn how to take your pulse now
  • Help us campaign for routine pulse checks

Learn how to take your pulse now; watch our instructional video below, download the Know Your Pulse Guide and Poster.

Take the Pulse Check Challenge. Download our free poster here


Instructional video

The Know Your Pulse (KYP) campaign was the cornerstone of Heart Rhythm Week in 2010 and 2011.  It has provided a campaigning focus for thousands of events and has led to some significant advances in awareness, policy and the management of heart rhythm disorders.

The campaign continues today, promoting the need for us all to be aware of our pulse, and for the need to include routine manual pulse checks.  Know your pulse events can be held anywhere in the world.  Examples: hospitals, shopping malls, parks, schools, sports activities, 5K races, bingo nights, etc.   Below is a few of Arrhythmia Alliance's highlighted Know Your Pulse events.

For more background information on the Know Your Pulse campaign, click here.



‚ÄčArrhythmia Alliance hosts "Know Your Pulse" checks throughout Beaufort County, South Carolina


Working with the Beaufort County Library System in South Carolina allows Arrhythmia Alliance to see and make contact with a generation and group of people that need these pulse checks on a regular basis. We conduct the checks at every local branch in Beaufort County.




Arrhythmia Alliance Takes New York City


On Wednesday, November 1, 2017, Arrhythmia Alliance hosted their first ever Know Your Pulse event in New York City. Alongside iRhythm, the team took hundreds of pulse checks and EKG/ECG readings. The event, which took place in Times Square between 43rd and 44th streets, drew in enormous numbers and support from the city. Manual pulse checks and one lead EKG’s were performed free of charge with individuals participating from 6 to 81 years of age.  Conducting manual pulse checks is an early preventative action helping assist in the detection of an arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm.)

By the end of the event, Arrhythmia Alliance and iRhythm brought awareness of heart rhythm disorders to over 30,000 people in the New York City area, manually took the pulse of over 300 people in Times Square, and detected over 50 individuals with possible atrial fibrillation (AFib) previously undetected. 

To read more, click here.



The Importance of Know Your Pulse


Additional Resources

What is AF/ Know Your Pulse in 4 Steps

Take the Pulse Check Challenge

Which EKG is Right For You?

What is an arrhythmia?

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