October e-News
Working together to improve the diagnosis, treatment and
quality of life for all those affected by arrhythmias
October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is a condition where the heart fails to pump correctly,
and the blood flow to the brain stops.
HeartFirst Focus

What can I do about sudden cardiac arrest?
The cause of SCA is a life-threatening abnormal rhythm; an arrhythmia. The most common cause of SCA is ventricular fibrillation (VF). During SCA, a patient will first lose their pulse, stop breathing and fall unconscious. All of this can happen in a matter of seconds.

When SCA occurs, it is critically important that whoever is near the victim calls 911 immediately and checks for signs of life. If there are none, give cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use the nearest automated external defibrillator (AED). Our "What Can I Do About Sudden Cardiac Arrest?" booklet is intended for those who wish to learn more about sudden cardiac arrest. Read More...
Heart-Healthy Habits
What Can You Do About Sudden Cardiac Arrest? 

For  Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month, educate yourself on the chain of survival. Immediate bystander intervention is vital during Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and by knowing the key steps needed, you can help increase the chance of survival.

For more information about SCA, the chain of survival and our  #DefibsSaveLives  
program, which works to provide local communities with life-saving education,

It is essential that an AED be accessible to the public in the event of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. If you would like to help us keep communities heart safe through the placement of public access AEDs, please:


Alternatively, please mail checks to:
Arrhythmia Alliance, PO Box 5507, Hilton Head Island, SC 29938
The Community Corner
Burkes Pharmacy

Many thanks to Burke's for giving us the opportunity to connect with our local community and provide over 30 FREE heart rate and rhythm screenings.

One of the most important lessons that Arrhythmia Alliance has learned in regard to our ‘Know Your Pulse’ events relates to the importance of collaborating with local healthcare professionals, medical centers, and patient support organizations.

For more information about our 
#KnowYourPulse  program, click here .
The Hardeeville Public Safety Night

The Hardeeville Public Safety Night was a great success. We demonstrated CPR and educated the community on public safety in relation to Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).

We greatly appreciate the efforts of the City of Hardeeville, SC  and the Hardeeville Fire Department . This partnership gives us more opportunities to keep the community heart safe through our Defibs Save Lives #HardeevilleHeartsMatter campaign.
Highlights from touchCARDIO
Conference Season Video Highlights

We are in the height of conference season at touchCARDIO and we are seeing a host of exciting new guidelines, updates and trial results being released across the field of cardiology. To complement all the news and updates, we are excited to share with you a range of our latest articles and video content , including an overview of the debate around CABANA from Ozeke et al and exciting trial insights from Daniel Thuijs , Gilles Montalescot and Federico Asch , among others.

Click to see the full range of videos here and all of the article content here .
Stories From the Heart

A Mom With Heart ~ Victoria

I was admitted to the hospital a few days after my daughter, Maddie, was born. I was diagnosed with severe post-natal pre-eclampsia and a sub-clinical infection. Though I felt better after some time, I was still dealing with chest pains and elevated blood pressure which was a result of the postnatal pre-eclampsia. I did not think this was normal.
Patient Information
Arrhythmias and Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA)
 
Arrhythmias are the leading cause of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) . If the arrhythmia results in ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation, an extremely fast and chaotic rhythm can occur. The lower chambers of the heart quiver and the heart pumps blood ineffectively, causing SCA. During October, the Arrhythmia Alliance team encourages all patients and caregivers to help identify the un-diagnosed arrhythmia patient. Use our Know Your Pulse Guide to educate and make a difference in your family and community!
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Interested in meeting other arrhythmia patients?
 
Connect with others who understand. Join the #1 peer-support network for health, Health Unlocked. Ask questions. Get answers.
Talk to others who've been there before and #UnlockYourHealth.

Join Arrhythmia Alliance Health Unlocked by clicking here.
AF Association Global AF Aware Week
Save the Date: November 18th - November 24th

Our   "Detect, Protect, Correct & Perfect" campaign  aims to easily detect atrial fibrillation (AF) with a simple 30-second pulse check preventing AF-related stroke or heart failure. 
Get involved with Global AF Aware Week
For more information and additional ways to support, please visit:

To receive an Information Pack, please email:
Save The Date
Tuesday 3 rd December

Thursday 23 rd - Saturday 25 th January

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

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