News and Events from Arrhythmia Alliance
Our Events
Arrhythmia Alliance Heart Rhythm Congress 2019
6 - 9 October at The ICC, Birmingham.
Over 150 UK and International speakers confirmed. View the full programme here
Congratulations to all
whose abstracts have been accepted for HRC2019

The abstract shortlists are now available

Travel & Accommodation Grants for A-A HRC

Arrhythmia Alliance  is pleased to announce the availability of a number
of travel and/or accommodation grants exclusively available to 
Arrhythmia Alliance Medical Members   only  to attend 


Patients Day
Sunday 6 October

Only £35 to attend
Three reasons why your patients should attend Patients Day:

1 - Hear from world renowned medical experts who will be sharing their knowledge and talking about the most up to date research.

2 - To be able to have the opportunity to ask questions, discuss their concerns with doctors and be able to meet other patients in a similar situation in a relaxed , comfortable environment.

3 - New topics and speakers , so even if they have attended Patients Day in the past, they will still learn something new.
In the News
Report shows an increase in pacemaker and defibrillator implants over time, but highlights variability among centres and regions 

The National Audit of Cardiac Rhythm Management, part of the wider National Cardiac Audit Programme, has published the 2016/17 Devices and Ablation report , providing important information about the safety and clinical effectiveness of cardiac rhythm management services, and also patient outcomes in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Highlights from touchCARDIO
This issue features a great range of articles, including reviews on the management of atrial fibrillation from Judy Cheng and Norbert Guettler et al. and left atrial appendage closure from Domenico Della Rocca et al . a case report on normalised heart rate variability from Simon Gerhardt and Joachim Ehrlich , as well as a write-up of our interview with Trudie Lobban and Professor John Camm from HRS 2019 about the new partnership. Some of these articles are now online ahead of publication, so you can get a sneak-peak of all of these here , along with all-new articles for its sister journal, Heart International.
You can also check out our latest video content, including a host of video interviews from Arrhythmia Alliance World Heart Rhythm Week Parliamentary Event and the STARS London Syncope Meeting.
See them all via touchCARDIO.com
Coming soon from touchCARDIO, European Journal of Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Volume 5 Issue 1!
Rivaroxban (Xarelto): GOV.UK have issued a drug safety update
MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) has received a small number of reports suggesting lack of efficacy (thromboembolic events) in patients taking 15 mg or 20 mg rivaroxaban on an empty stomach; remind patients to take 15 mg or 20 mg rivaroxaban tablets with food.  

Oberoi Consulting At Forefront Of Life-Saving Stroke Prevention
Hundreds of lives could be saved thanks to a ground-breaking new service from Oberoi Consulting which will help GPs to identify and correctly treat AF patients at risk of stroke.

Now in its eighth year, the Issues & Answers conference continues to provide the latest guidance and knowledge required to make best practice everyday practice and improve patient outcomes.
We are delighted to announce the 2019 programme topics and speakers. O pportunity to ask questions and discuss their concerns with doctors and be able to meet other patients in a similar situation in a relaxed , comfortable environment.

It is absolutely free for the first 200 delegates who register. Register here
Meetings and Events
Arrhythmia Alliance Cardiac Update Meeting – Southampton

St Mary's Stadium, Britannia Rd, Southampton SO14 5FP
£30 to attend 4 CPD points available

Session highlight:
Update on latest guidelines for AF – who or what to follow – Dr Richard Bala
The many faces of an arrhythmia nurse - Joanne Acres
Inherited Cardiac Arrhythmias and Genetic Testing (Long QT, Brugada, CPVT etc.) – Dr Catherine Mercer

11th Annual Conference Nurse Clinics
15 November 2019

Chaired by Dr Richard Hatchett, Author Nurse Led Clinic: Practice Issues Nurse Clinics 2019 will provide specialist nurses with a valuable opportunity to hear national updates and best practice for working at advanced practice, and setting up and running nurse led clinics and services in primary, secondary and community care across a number of specialties.

Dates For Your Diary

House of Commons – 12:45 – 14:30
Email here to register your interest
Please post interesting arrhythmia cases, including ECGs, pacing, EP and complex devices in the Arrhythmia Alliance Case Discussion Group . MedShr is free to use and available from the App Store or Google Play. You can also register on the website . For help getting started, please contact Alice from the MedShr Team: antonia.trent@medshr.net .