Thank you for Attending
Patients Day 2017
We would like to say a huge THANK YOU for attending Patients Day 2017!
We hope that you enjoyed your day and left feeling better informed and able to manage your condition. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting everyone and being able to put a face to the name, it really helps our Patient Services Team.
We are all looking forward to reviewing your feedback so we can make next year even better! Thank you for taking the time to complete your feedback form, please click below to fill in today:
Global AF Aware Week - 20-26 November 2017
Detect, Protect, Correct & Perfect

Atrial Fibrillation, or AF, is the most common arrhythmia (heart rhythm disorder). Over one million people have been diagnosed with AF in the UK alone, although experts estimate that at least a third more remain undiagnosed. With an ageing population, this number is expected to double by 2050. 

For this reason, this year we are focusing on ‘Identifying the Undiagnosed Person with AF’ with our Detect, Protect, Correct & Perfect campaign. Therefore we are asking all of our supporters to spread the word, whether this is by putting up a simple poster or holding an awareness activity.
Items of Interest
Patient Dies After Being Denied Access to Life-Saving Treatment Due to Lack of NHS Funding

Arrhythmia Alliance is calling on NHS England to reconsider its ‘Commissioning through Evaluation’ (CtE) process, following the death of a high risk atrial fibrillation (AF) patient from a bleed to the brain after being refused a potentially life-saving treatment. The evaluation process of left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO), a treatment approved by the FDA and used across Europe, has meant hundreds of patients being denied access to this treatment with no guarantee when the evaluation will be completed to allow access.

Read full press release  here
Results Are In

We asked you take part in our Mobile Diagnostic Patient Survey.

The aim of the mobile diagnostic survey was to ask those STARS, Arrhythmia Alliance and AF Association members who have used a mobile diagnostic tool of their experiences using this technology. The survey was run over five weeks and we had 124 responses. We would like to thank all those who took part for their feedback as it has provided us with far greater understanding of the practicalities of this technology and the benefits that you can bring to patients.

Click on your chosen charity to view the results today. 

Battling Atrial Fibrillation in the USA
Know the facts of AF in the USA - Infographic.

An estimated six million people have AF in the USA
AF increases your risk by five times of having an AF-related stroke
The lifetime risk of getting AF is one in four
AF costs the United States about $6 billion a year
Only 33% of AF patients think AF is a serious condition

To read the full infographic click here
Resource's of the Month - BRAND NEW
Identifying The Undiagnosed Person Booklet

We believe that everyone needs to know their pulse - it could save your life.

We have put together this brand new resource that includes information on:

Could mobile ECG technology work for you?

What devices are available?

How mobile devices are being used.

Stories from the edge.

A mobile ECG makes a surprising discovery.

The normal electrical system of the heart.

What is an arrhythmia?

Types of arrhythmia.

Which ECG Is Right For You Booklet

This booklet is intended for use by people who would like to have more information about the options available for recording the rhythm of their heart through the use of a manual pulse check technique, smartphone app, 12 lead ECG, ECG patch, holter monitor or Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM). You can use this information booklet to help decide with your healthcare professional which ECG is best for YOU.

This booklet includes information on:

Why your pulse and ECG are important.

How can your heart rhythm be measured?

The manual pulse check The 12 lead ECG.
Extended continuous ambulatory monitoring.

Holter monitor ECG.

 Insertable Cardiac Monitor
This Month's News Highlights
Upcoming Meetings and Dates for Your Diary

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