June e-News
Working together to improve the diagnosis, treatment and quality of life
for all those affected by arrhythmias
To everyone who attended events, participated in our awareness activities, shared our messages and posts and showed support for Arrhythmia Alliance - World Heart Rhythm Week - THANK YOU!  

We appreciate all of your support and hope that the week provided valuable information and resources to all those who are directly affected by arrhythmias.

To all of our followers, patients, supporters, medical professionals and partners - WE HEAR(T) YOU  
SAVE THE DATE
Arrhythmia Alliance - World Heart Rhythm Week 2020
Monday 1 st - Sunday 7 th June
Heart-Friendly Father's Day Gifts
Why not give Dad the gift of a healthy heart this Father's Day?

"One in nine men will suffer a cardiac arrest before the age of 70, compared to about one in 30 women. At age 45, men have nearly an 11 percent lifetime risk of sudden cardiac death."

Men are more likely to suffer sudden cardiac arrest due to the fact that cardiovascular disease is the #1 killer in men; by helping Dad to keep fit, reduce stress and eat healthy you can help look after his heart.
❤️ Get Moving

Why not buy Dad a new pair of tennis shoes, or even a SmartWatch to help him track his fitness this Father's Day?
30 to 60 minutes of regular, aerobic exercise can make a huge difference when improving heart health.
❤️ Reduce Stress

Gift an 'IOU' for any chore, mow the grass, take out the trash or wash the car (if he'll let you). Allow Dad to relax this Father's Day and sleep in, as sleep plays a very important role in avoiding the harmful effects of stress.
❤️ Eat Healthy

A new recipe book or grilling tool make great Father's Day gifts and help Dad to eat healthy!
You could even cook Dad a yummy meal with plenty of vegetables. Good Nutrition= a Healthy Heart.
Invest in what matters most, invest in matters of the heart.
Give the gift that keeps on giving this Father's Day, a donation to Arrhythmia Alliance
can help to protect the hearts of thousands across America. Every $1 you donate goes directly toward saving lives and every $1 makes a difference.
TouchCardio Partnership
Arrhythmia Alliance along with our sister charities, AF Association and STARS , is pleased to announce our new partnership with  touchCARDIO .

As part of this exclusive partnership, European Journal of Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology becomes the official journal of Arrhythmia Alliance, and touchCARDIO becomes A-A’s official video partner, working together to develop world class arrhythmia and electrophysiology education. Joining forces means we can better highlight key developments to the global cardiology community, whilst encouraging learning and knowledge growth.
"Arrhythmia Alliance is excited to forge a partnership with touchCARDIO to take the next step towards improving outcomes for patients. A-A and its sister charities have a history of delivering first class educational resources and events for healthcare professionals and patients globally. With our new partnership we can reach an even wider audience and have a greater impact. A true collaboration of patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals and allied professionals – the ethos of Arrhythmia Alliance..."

- Trudie Lobban MBE, Founder and Trustee of Arrhythmia Alliance
Life Saving Devices Stolen in Bluffton, SC
Over Memorial Day weekend, two of our public access Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) were stolen from separate locations in Bluffton, South Carolina.

Every year in the United States approximately 360,000 people experience out-of-hospital Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) and sadly 90% of those people will sadly die as a result.
“Whoever has taken them may not realize that they are of no monetary value and yet a price cannot be put on this small piece of equipment if it saves a life.”
- Trudie Lobban MBE, Founder and Trustee of Arrhythmia Alliance
Anyone with information is urged to contact Arrhythmia Alliance
call, 843-415-1886 or email, info-us@defibssavelives.org
Welcome to our Newest Team Member
We would like to welcome our new
Communications Coordinator, Jennifer Graham.
Jen was the Creative Marketing Director for T.H.A. Group, a local in-home health care company prior to joining Arrhythmia Alliance. She has over 14 years of experience in design, marketing and community outreach.

Jen graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design where she majored in Graphic Design and minored in Advertising. She earned her MBA in Marketing from Saint Leo University. She has served as a volunteer for several nonprofits and she is the mother of an amazing son, Jalin Graham. Jen is extremely excited to join the Arrhythmia Alliance team!
Patient Advisory Panel Opportunity
Would you be interested in participating in a Patient Advisory Panel?

You would have the opportunity to inform a pharmaceutical company of your journey with PSVT. Arrhythmia Alliance would grant you the opportunity to share your personal insights, ask questions, and inform the company of the resources, support and guidance that you as a patient would find valuable in your dealings with PSVT.

If interested, please email, s.gavin@heartrhythmalliance.org
LIVING WITH PSVT? TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR CONDITION
Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT) is a type of arrhythmia - or irregular heart rhythm - that affects around 1.7 million Americans. PSVT causes the heart to beat too quickly - during episodes, the heart can race and jump from the normal 60 to 100 bpm, up to 250 bpm.

These episodes can start and stop without warning and can last from seconds to hours. While typically not dangerous, it’s important to properly diagnose PSVT to make sure it’s not a more serious type of arrhythmia, and to properly treat your episodes if they impact your heart health or your quality of life.
You don’t need to live in constant fear of your next PSVT episode. Take charge and talk to your healthcare professional about how you can live a normal life.

Save The Date
Sunday 6 th - Wednesday 9 th October

Monday 18 th - Sunday 24 th November

World Heart Rhythm Week 2020
Monday 1 st - Sunday 7 th June

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