Heart Rhythm Congress
Thank You
Did you attend Heart Rhythm Congress 2017? To obtain CPD points and certificate please complete the evaluation on the HRC app. Download the HRC mobile app from your app store by simply searching HRC2017 or by clicking here for iOS.

Thank you to all who attended and made it our most successful yet!

Please visit the website for further information – www.heartrhythmcongress.org
Unable to attend HRC this year?
Add next year’s date in your diary now
7-10 October 2018 - The (ICC), Birmingham, UK.
Congratulations to the Winners of the Arrhythmia Alliance Excellence in Practice Awards 2017  
Winners announced for 'Outstanding Individual who has Contributed to Arrhythmia Services', 'Team of the Year' and 'Charles Lobban Volunteer of the Year Award' click  here .
Global AF Aware Week 20-26 November 2017
Detect, Protect, Correct & Perfect

 We want YOU to help us make the detection and protection of AF a priority by raising awareness of AF and to help identify the undiagnosed person.

Here are some reasons why:

  • 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. 
Items of Interest
Patient Dies After Being Denied Access to Life-Saving Treatment Due to Lack of NHS Funding

Arrhythmia Alliance is calling on NHS England to reconsider its ‘Commissioning through Evaluation’ (CtE) process, following the death of a high risk atrial fibrillation (AF) patient from a bleed to the brain after being refused a potentially life-saving treatment. The evaluation process of left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO), a treatment approved by the FDA and used across Europe, has meant hundreds of patients being denied access to this treatment with no guarantee when the evaluation will be completed to allow access.

Read full press release here
Results Are In

The mobile diagnostic survey asked our members who have used a mobile diagnostic tool to share their experiences using this technology.

The aim of the mobile diagnostic survey was to ask those STARS, Arrhythmia Alliance and AF Association members who have used a mobile diagnostic tool of their experiences using this technology. The survey was run over five weeks and we had 124 responses. We would like to thank all those who took part for their feedback as it has provided us with far greater understanding of the practicalities of this technology and the benefits that you can bring to patients.

Click on your chosen charity to view the results today. 

Battling Atrial Fibrillation in the USA
Know the facts of AF in the USA - Infographic.

An estimated six million people have AF in the USA
AF increases your risk by five times of having an AF-related stroke
The lifetime risk of getting AF is one in four
AF costs the United States about $6 billion a year
Only 33% of AF patients think AF is a serious condition

To read the full infographic click here
BRAND NEW: Identifying The Undiagnosed Person Booklet
We believe that everyone needs to know their pulse - it could save your life.

We have put together this brand new resource for you to share with your patients which provides a wealth of information from 'what devices are available' to 'the normal electrical system of the heart'.

We believe that this resource will help your patients understand more and have a much wider view on what is available and how mobile devices are used and why they are used.
This Month's News Highlights
Cardiac Update Meetings 2017
Edinburgh-Tuesday 24th October 2017  
Novotel Edinburgh Centre Hotel
Upcoming Events, and Dates for Your Diary
Cardiac Physiology Cymru Conference
20th October 2017 - Wales
Venice Arrhythmias 2017
25-27 October 2017 - Venice
Europe AF
7-8 November 2017- London
4th European Congress on eCardiology and eHealth
8-10 November 2017- Germany
Nurse Clinics 2017
Monday 20th November 2017- London
Platform of Laboratories for Advances in Cardiac Experience
22nd November 2017
20th BSH Annual Autumn Meeting
23-24 November 2017- London
Global AF Aware Week
20-26 November 2017
12th UK Stroke Forum
28th November 2017- Liverpool


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