Arrhythmia Alliance News & Events
AF CAUSES ONE THIRD OF ALL STROKES – THESE CAN BE PREVENTED, THIS SCANDAL CANNOT BE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE
Many of the world’s leading authorities on the management and treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF) met at the Heart Rhythm Congress to present the case for perfecting the care of AF patients: Detect AF by a simple pulse check; perfect against AF-related stroke using anticoagulation therapy, not aspirin; and correct the irregular heart rhythm with access to appropriate treatment.
INTERNATIONAL HEART RHYTHM CONGRESS CALLS FOR URGENT ACTION TO PREVENT THOUSANDS OF UNNECESSARY DEATHS FROM ARRHYTHMIAS..
Over 3,000 heart rhythm specialists and healthcare professionals from around the world are arriving in Birmingham for the annual Heart Rhythm Congress (HRC), starting on Sunday (1-4 October), the UK’s largest educational congress devoted solely to arrhythmias (heart rhythm disorders).
ARRHYTHMIA ALLIANCE WELCOMES NHS CALL TO PROVIDE TESTS TO IDENTIFY PEOPLE WITH UNDIAGNOSED HEART RHYTHM DISORDERS
Local health authorities do not mandate or commission manual pulse rhythm checks recommended as part of NHS health check service
Interview with Trudie Lobban MBE, Founder & Trustee of Arrhythmia Alliance
Arrhythmia Alliance is a coalition of charities, patient groups, patients, carers, healthcare professionals, policy-makers, politicians, allied professionals and all those involved in the care of or affected by cardiac arrhythmias. Arrhythmia Alliance works in collaboration to improve diagnosis, treatment and quality of life for all those suffering with arrhythmias.
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
WORLD HEART RHYTHM WEEK 5-11 JUNE 2017 TAKE THE PULSE CHECK CHALLENGE – IT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE
HIGH RISK AF PATIENTS DENIED ACCESS TO LIFE-SAVING TREATMENT
New patient survey results show 80% of AF patients say ‘YES’ to the freedom that INR self-monitoring gives them
The purpose of this survey was to help discover patient thoughts and opinions about INR self-monitoring versus clinic visits. Several trials have demonstrated that patient self-monitoring (PSM) by those on long term warfarin significantly improves time in therapeutic range (TTR) and leads to better management outcomes.
Arrhythmia Alliance Launches APPG-A
Arrhythmias are a critical health concern in the UK, but the necessary policy attention and resource focus is limited. There are many issues from a management and service provision perspective that need to be addressed for the benefit of patients and the NHS. A strong political voice is necessary to help raise these issues and help to effect positive change.