June 2018
Thank You For Supporting
Arrhythmia Alliance World Heart Rhythm Week

We would like to say a HUGE thank you everyone who supported us and helped us to raise awareness of arrhythmias during World Heart Rhythm Week.
Thank you to everyone who held a Know Your Pulse event and to those who spread the word by joining our Thunderclap. Please send us any photos and details of media coverage you received. We are currently collating the results and will circulate details soon.

We would really appreciate it if you could let us know about your event by completing a short survey here.
We look forward to your support in 2019! 
Arrhythmia Alliance World Heart Rhythm Week in Parliament
Trudie & Mike Gapes MP
On Wednesday 6 June 2018 we attended the House of Commons in Westminster, London to raise awareness of arrhythmias and to celebrate 25 years of sister charity STARS (Syncope Trust And Reflex anoxic Seizures).

Hosted by Mike Gapes MP, we were joined by Healthcare Professionals, MP's and patients and were especially delighted to welcome Professor John Stephenson, Founder Patron of STARS. Thanks goes to the speakers who joined us and gave inspirational talks.
Healthcare Pioneers 2019
Deadline Fast Approaching!

Submission deadline Friday 29 June

Y ou are invited to submit your case study showing excellent examples of innovative and effective atrial fibrillation (AF) services to help improve care standards around the world for patients with AF.
Shared with policy makers, politicians & health care professionals, the AF Association Healthcare Pioneers report is used as a benchmark to improve services and care for patients with AF.
Entries will be reviewed by an expert international judging panel chaired by Prof A John Camm who will select case studies that identify best practice in delivering care for AF patients from identification, diagnosis through to treatment – perfecting the patient care pathway.
Winners will be announced at  Heart Rhythm Congress (HRC) taking place from 7 - 10 October at The ICC, Birmingham UK.
Organised by Arrhythmia Alliance and held at The ICC, Birmingham, UK, Heart Rhythm Congress 2018 provides unrivalled opportunity for health care professionals interested in the management of arrhythmias to share effective practice, show case innovation, learn about latest developments and network with UK & international delegates.
*earn up to 28 CPD points*
HRC 2018 Session Highlight

Arrhythmia Alliance Session
Optimal arrhythmia treatment in 2018: Tuesday 9 October

Topics include:

  • Ischaemic VT ablation
  • Non Ischaemic VT ablation
  • Beyond catheter ablation for VT
  • New strategies in AF ablation
Cases and Traces Submissions now open!
The clinical cases presentation sessions will again be an important part of this years' HRC. If you have a case you think would be of interest please submit a synopsis for consideration.
Presenters may be of any professional discipline and the cases may be based on any aspect of arrhythmia management.
  Deadline - 30th August 2018
Excellence in Practice Awards Nominations
Do you know an individual, colleague or team that deserves special recognition for their outstanding contribution to arrhythmia services?
Winners will be presented with a commemorative plaque and certificate during the President's Dinner & Awards, which is being held on the evening of Monday 8 October 2018.
Closing date: Monday 3 September 2018
Arrhythmia Alliance Cardiac Update Meetings
CPD approval is applied for with the Royal College of Physicians
Just £30 (or £25 for Arrhythmia Alliance Medical Members)

Our cardiac update meetings are for all healthcare professionals, providing a platform for education as well as sharing best practice and information on topics such as device and drug treatments, atrial fibrillation and syncope. 
Wednesday 20 June 2018
Thursday 5 July 2018
Tuesday 2 November 2018

Tuesday 13 November 2018
Friday 30 November 2018
NEW - The AF Playbook

This booklet is a construct of the AF patient journey based on evidence-based best practice which aligns with partnership and collaborative work that AF Association and Arrhythmia Alliance have undertaken with the Academic Health Science Network, AF-screen International, iPACT and the All Party Parliamentary Group on Atrial Fibrillation.

Download your copy here .
Become a Medical Member

As a member you will receive discounted rates to attend Arrhythmia Alliance Cardiac Update Meetings and Arrhythmia Alliance Heart Rhythm Congress, automatic registration on the Heart Rhythm Specialists websites and a free pack containing samples of our resources for your practice or clinic.

Select your chosen charity to find out more and become a member today for just £50 a year!

19-25 November 2018
21-22 November 2018
4 December 2018

For other events taking place during 2018, please click here .
Global AF Aware Week 2018
The Heart & Brain Symposium
It is our great pleasure to invite you to attend The Heart and Brain Symposium 2018. This high-impact meeting will take place June 28-30, 2018 in the vibrant city of Chicago, USA.  

Click here to find out more.
The 8th London VT Symposium

17 September 2018

Be sure not to miss the 8th Annual London VT Symposium. Dedicated to ventricular arrhythmias, this meeting allows the coverage of an unparalleled breadth of topics from the latest in pathophysiology to the future of mapping and ablation technology. 

Click here to find out more.
In the Media
We regularly post news stories on our websites and social media feeds. Click below to read the latest articles.
NIHR awards £3m for new research to investigate screening to prevent one in ten strokes

A collaboration of several universities led by Cambridge has won a £3m funding award from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to lead a new programme of research investigating screening to detect undiagnosed atrial fibrillation, a heart condition responsible for one in ten strokes.

Read full press release here .
Risk of stroke and transient ischaemic attack in patients with a diagnosis of resolved atrial fibrillation: retrospective cohort studies

Objectives: To determine rates of stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA) and all cause mortality in patients with a diagnosis of “resolved” atrial fibrillation compared to patients with unresolved atrial fibrillation and without atrial fibrillation.

Click here to read more.
Opportunistic pulse checks in primary care to improve recognition of atrial fibrillation: a retrospective analysis of electronic patient records

A retrospective study performed by Barts and the London School of Medicine found that opportunistic pulse checking by general practitioners in adults over 65 years of age increased the detection of AFib. 


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