Heart Rhythm Week 2013
Professional and public awareness of heart rhythm disorders in UAE during World Heart Rhythm Week 3-9 June 2013
Many congratulations to Dr. Rajin Choudhury, Dr. Arif Al Nooriyani and everyone from Al Qassimi Hospital for their successful week of events in Sharjah and northern Emirates.
World Heart Rhythm Week was kicked off with week long pulse checks for the public by nursing staff at Al Quassimi Hospital. They successful screened 472 members of the public and detected seven patients with arrhythmias.
On Tuesday 4th June the hopsital arranged CPR training for bystanders throughout the morning. Members of the public were given hands on experience performing CPR and information on what to do in the event of an sudden cardiac arrest.
The following day an adult and paediatric cardiac electrophysiology (EP) workshop was held for healthcare professionals.
The awareness week ended with a 'Symposium on awareness of heart rhythm disturbances and management' which was attended by doctors, nurses and interns.