News and Events from Arrhythmia Alliance
Arrhythmia Alliance World Heart Rhythm Week will be held from 3 - 9 June.
This year our focus will be "We Hear(t) You."  Visit our website to find out more.
Our annual World Heart Rhythm Week Parliamentary Reception will be held on Wednesday 5th June at the House of Commons, London .
If you are interested in attending, please register your interest here

Arrhythmia Alliance
Cardiac Update Meetings

These meetings are aimed at all healthcare professionals from primary, secondary and tertiary centres involved in the management and treatment of patients with cardiac arrhythmias.

Find your nearest meeting and register today.

AF Association
Healthcare Pioneers Report

This annual report demonstrates best innovative practice in all aspects of the field of atrial fibrillation. Submissions for the 2020 report are open and we invite healthcare professionals involved in the identification, diagnosis, management, treatment and care of patients with atrial fibrillation to submit case studies. The closing date for submissions is Friday 17 May .

London Syncope Meeting
4 June 2019

For all healthcare professionals interested in: 
* Updates on syncope management
* Novel approaches in syncope diagnosis & treatment
* The importance of multi-disciplinary working in 
  collapses of uncertain cause                         

North West Syncope Symposium
4 July 2019

  Our aim is to share the latest in the diagnosis and management of syncope to healthcare professionals involved in the care and management of syncope.
Arrhythmia Alliance Heart Rhythm Congress 2019

Save The Date

Organised by Arrhythmia Alliance, HRC2019 will be held from 6 - 9 October at The ICC, Birmingham, UK. The largest annual arrhythmia event in the UK, HRC offers healthcare professionals including EP's, cardiologists, GP’s, physiologists, nurses, commissioners and service providers with an interest in the management and delivery of treatment for arrhythmias the opportunity to network and share knowledge, experience and innovation.  Find out more

Call for Abstracts

Be a part of HRC2019 - submit your abstract today. Poster sessions and oral communications are an important part of the programme. If your abstract is selected, the presenting author will be eligible to register for the congress at the abstract presenter rate. Your abstract will also be published in EP Europace.  Submit here
In The News
The Apple Watch 4 can now be used as an ECG monitor in the UK and Europe to detect atrial fibrillation by monitoring your heart rhythm.
EHRA 2019 Daily Wrap Up
with Professor A. John Camm & Isabelle Van Gelder

Medtronic Implantable Defibrillators

US Homeland Security recently issued an alert describing two types of computer-hacking vulnerabilities in 16 different models of Medtronic implantable defibrillators.

To date, no cyberattack, privacy breach, or patient harm has been observed or associated with these vulnerabilities.

Cabana Trial Results Published

Catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation leads to a reduction in atrial fibrillation, better quality of life and lower hospitalisations than medical therapy, but does not significantly reduce the risk of death, disabling stroke, serious bleeding, or cardiac arrest the CABANA (Catheter Ablation Versus Antiarrhythmic Drug Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation) trial has found.

Witness Observations Valuable
for the Diagnosis of Transient Loss of Consciousness

According to study results published in Neurology, a comprehensive profile of witness-observable manifestations of transient loss of consciousness (TLOC) can play an important role in differentiating between the 3 most common causes of TLOC: epilepsy, syncope, and psychogenic  nonepileptic seizures  (PNES).

“Back to Basics” Atrial Fibrillation Procedure Could Slash Waiting Lists

A day case catheter ablation procedure which includes only the bare essentials and delivers the same outcomes could slash waiting lists for atrial fibrillation patients, according to late-breaking results from the AVATAR-AF trial presented at EHRA 2019.

Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) causes one in four deaths in England. Public Health England (PHE) have launched a new edition of PHE Health Matters focussing on the prevention of CVD.

New device revolutionises treatment of common heart condition 

A new device that maps the heart is set to transform the treatment of patients with irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmia). 

London Arrhythmia Summit 2019
Presentations & Photographs

London Arrhythmia Summit was attended by over 200 UK and international faculty and delegates and was extremely well received and enjoyed by all who attended.

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