Your updates for December...
We would like to wish all our members a very Merry Christmas and thank you for your support during 2018!

Please continue to support us in raising awareness and promoting better diagnosis and treatments for all arrhythmia patients.
AF White Paper 2018

Recently launched, this White Paper has been developed by a group of experts to highlight the need for a formal government strategy and position on AF-related stroke across Europe.
AF Association Healthcare Pioneers Report 2019

This report demonstrates innovative best practice covering identification, diagnosis, management, treatment and care of patients with AF.
Thank you to everyone who submitted a case study.

We urge you to bring these two vitally important publications to the attention of your local MP or other Healthcare Professionals by following these simple steps:

1.     Share the links to the White Paper and AF Association Healthcare Pioneers Report 2019

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2.     Copy and paste our suggested e mail to your local MP (click here to find your local MP and e mail address). A draft letter is available here .

3.     Forward to your GP and other Healthcare Professionals using the same letter.

Any questions please contact trudie@heartrhythmalliance.org
Arrhythmia Alliance Cardiac Update Meetings

These meetings for healthcare professionals involved in the management and treatment of arrhythmias provide a platform for education as well as sharing best practice and information on topics such as device and drug treatments, atrial fibrillation and syncope. In addition they are an opportunity to network locally with healthcare professionals in all areas of cardiac service provision, academic institutions and professional bodies.
Liverpool
27 February 2019
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Stoke-on-Trent
28 February 2019
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Coventry
6 March 2019
Southampton
20 March 2019
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Newcastle
26 March
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Leeds
28 March 2019
Register NOW for only £30
CPD approval is applied for with the Royal College of Physicians
Further dates will be added here when confirmed
HRC2018 Presentations

Presentations from this years congress are now available online. If you attended HRC2018 and would like to view these, please e-mail us today to get your free access code. Alternatively set up an account here today for £50.00 and gain access.
AF Association Global AF Aware Week
Thank you to everyone that participated and supported us in this year's
AF Association Global AF Aware Week 2018.

Your help in spreading the word about
‘Know Your Pulse to Know Your Heart Rhythm’ means more people will now be aware of the importance of knowing their pulse in order to detect AF early. 
 
During the week, many events took place all over the world. We would love to know how you got on so if you held an event please do let us know how it went and send us any photos here .

View the presentations from our Parliament event
Arrhythmia Alliance and Golf Care
team up to save lives.

Recently released figures by Arrhythmia Alliance and specialist golf insurance provider Golf Care show that nearly two-thirds of golf clubs still do not have an Automated External Defibrillator on-site. Golf Care and Arrhythmia Alliance have jointly launched the Saving Golfers’ Lives campaign to raise money to provide more defibrillators for UK golf clubs.

Golf Care has donated over £1,000 to the Arrhythmia Alliance and will make further contributions during 2019, in order to get AED's installed in multiple clubs.



Become an Arrhythmia Alliance Medical Member and start benefiting today!
In a study published in the European Heart Journal, this study Dr. Robert Hamilton led the discovery of a new way to diagnose Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC), a life-threatening hereditary heart condition. 
ESC Cohort Study
Depression is associated with an increased risk of a series of cardiovascular diseases and with increased symptom burden in patients with atrial fibrillation. The aim of this study was to determine the association between depression as well as antidepressant treatment and the risk of incident atrial fibrillation.
National Cardiac Audit Programme (NCAP) annual report 2018​:
Recently published, this report highlights progress in cardiovascular care and makes recommendations for improvement. The audit findings recognise areas of clinical excellence that can be adopted across the NHS, but also identify areas where care falls below expected standards. These standards should be used to determine local and national quality improvement aims for clinicians, service managers and commissioners.
Registration is now OPEN for London Arrhythmia Summit 2019 which will take place on
15 March at The Kings Fund, London.

Don't miss out on our Early Bird rates - Register before 31st December
Dates for your Diary
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Arrhythmia Alliance
World Heart Rhythm Week
3 - 9 June 2019


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AF Association
Global AF Aware Week
18 - 24 November 2019

For other events taking place during 2019, please click here