February e-News
Working together to improve the diagnosis, treatment and
quality of life for all those affected by arrhythmias
February Is All About Heart
February is Heart Month and it is so vital that everyone understand the importance of heart hearth. Patients, health professionals, and communities can work together to create opportunities for people to make healthier choices. Help spread the word about ways to prevent sudden cardiac arrest and encourage people to live heart healthy lives.
Join us during Heart Month

Mondays
for inspiring stories

Wednesdays
for heart health tips

Fridays
for an AliveCor Mobile EKG Raffle

AliveCor Mobile EKG Raffle
Heart Month Fundraiser
Never Lose Heart AED Fundraiser
For Heart Month, we will be hosting the "Never Lose Heart" AED Fundraiser in honor of Charles Lobban. Charles sadly passed away from an unexpected out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) at his home. Emergency Services were contacted and even though Charles received immediate CPR and the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), he unfortunately could not be saved . All donations from this fundraiser will be dedicated towards the placement of the first Charles Lobban AED, within a deserving local community.  Find it in your heart to make a donation today by clicking here .
HeartFirst Focus
🍫❤️ Indulge in a delicious chocolate treat this February ❤️🍫

Chocolate, in moderation, is good for your heart! But did you know that a recent study indicated that eating chocolate regularly protects against the most common arrhythmia (irregular heart rhythm) Atrial Fibrillation (AF).*

Learn more here:

*Be sure to discuss any dietary changes with your healthcare provider
Do you have a heart-healthy recipe that you would like to share?
The Community Corner
LATITUDE MARGARITAVILLE
In January, we assisted in the placement of the first Automated External Defibrillator (AED) at the new  Latitude Margaritaville Wellness Center, located in Hardeeville, SC. It's wonderful to see another local community working towards a  #HeartSafe  status.

For more information about our Defibs Save Lives Program, including placing an AED in your own community, visit: 
www.defibssavelives.org/usa. If you would like to donate to our Defibs Save Lives program, click here.
FRIENDS OF CALLAWASSIE ISLAND GRANT
We are so excited to announce that Friends of Callawassie Island have awarded Arrhythmia Alliance a $3,000 grant to place an AED in the Ridgeland area through our campaign called #RidgelandHeartsMatter. Special thanks to the Callawassie Island! This partnership will ensure that more residents remain #HeartSafe. To donate, click here.
New Team Member
Welcome Clive Hetherington
Our recently appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO), Clive Hetherington, will be responsible for helping to shape, implement and strengthen the charities processes and infrastructure. He has a strong background in marketing, communications and business development. He is also skilled in copywriting, advertising, marketing strategy, and event management. His medical and scientific publishing experience will be vital to the charity. We are so excited that he is apart of our team!
2020 Website
Follow us for more details on the launch of our new website
Stories From the Heart
Taylor's Story
"When I started complaining to my parents that I felt more than tired every day, I was 22 years old and attending law school. I was so fatigued some days that it physically pained me to stay up during the day. Something about this tiredness felt different. My first cardiologist appointment was in May of 2018, and from that appointment on I seemed to get progressively worse. My heart rate started picking up more frequently and it felt like every other beat was palpation." Read More...
Help Support Fellow Patients By Sharing Your Story
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Patient Information
Burnout Can Hurt Your Heart: Here’s What You Can Do

Feeling exhausted, irritable, and dejected all the time - aka burnout - is not good for your mental well-being. And when it  occurs at work , it’s not good for your career either. A new study suggests that burnout may also cause damage to the heart that can lead to a potentially deadly irregular heart rhythm. Atrial fibrillation, also known as AFib or AF, is the  most common type of irregular heartbeat , affecting at least  2.7 million Americans . Read More...
Save The Date



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

Global AF Aware Week 2020
Monday 16 th - Sunday 22 nd November


CONNECT WITH US
GO RED THIS FEBRUARY
Join us in celebrating Heart Month by wearing red on Friday, February 7 th and making others aware of the importance of heart health.

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Arrhythmia Alliance
AF Association