AF Association - Global AF Aware Week - 20-26 November 2017
Atrial Fibrillation, or AF, is the most common arrhythmia (heart rhythm disorder). Over one million people have been diagnosed with AF in the UK alone, although experts estimate that at least a third more remain undiagnosed. With an ageing population, this number is expected to double by 2050. 

For this reason, this year we are focusing on ‘Identifying the Undiagnosed Person with AF’ with our Detect, Protect, Correct & Perfect campaign. Therefore we are asking all of our supporters to spread the word, whether this is by simply sharing and displaying information, holding an AF Awareness activity, or fundraising and donating to the AF Association.
Items of Interest
Healthcare Pioneers 2018

The AF Association Healthcare Pioneers Report identifies best practice in the identification, diagnosis, treatment and care of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and is used as a benchmark to improve services and care for the patients with AF.

The winners were announced at the Arrhythmia Alliance Awards at  Heart Rhythm Congress  (HRC) 2017.


Become a Friend

Make November the month that you become a Friend of your chosen charity.

We need your support so we can continue with our vital work such as our telephone helpline and email service, help in locating healthcare specialists, free copies of our medically approved and Department of Health endorsed patient information sheets and booklets and much more.

Click on your chosen charity to find out more and become a Friend today.

Heart Rhythm Congress Presentations

If you attended Patients Day 2017 you will have received your email to access the patient presentations recorded from Patients Day.

You can click here to access today using your login details.

Alternatively if you did not manage to attend Patients Day this year you can create an account for only £25.00 today to enable you access and watch all the patient presentations today.

Simply click here today.
Detecting Atrial Fibrillation from the Wrist

Google Android is inside an increasing number of connected consumer products worldwide. Of these, the wrist watch provides an opportunity to detect undiagnosed Atrial Fibrillation which could prevent thousands of strokes.

Would you be willing to volunteer 45 minutes of your time to have ECG and wrist heart recordings done at Googles fabulous engineering building in Kings Cross, London (right by Kings Cross and St Pancras Stations)?

In the first instance we need volunteers who are permanently in AF all the time;
if you are interested in visiting Google and participating please email  trudie@heartrhythmalliance.org
Resource of the Month
Postural Tachycardia Syndrome Booklet
This booklet is for individuals who have been diagnosed with postural tachycardia syndrome (PoTS). It has been written to provide information on the symptoms, causes and treatment of this condition. It may also be of interest to families, friends and carers of people struggling with the condition.
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