Heart Rhythm Week 2013
3-9 June 2013, Hearts & Goals
Join hundreds of individuals, groups and organisations across the UK and help raise awareness and promote better understanding of heart rhythm disorders
This year’s theme for Heart Rhythm Week is Hearts & Goals which aims to raise awareness of sudden cardiac arrest, the UK’s number one killer, claiming 100,000 lives each year and of the life-saving difference that can be made with CPR and an AED (automated external defibrillator) to survival.
Did you know?
1. Sudden cardiac arrest is the UK’s biggest killer, claiming 100,000 lives each year.
2. Following sudden cardiac arrest, early defibrillation is essential to restart the heart and CPR can keep the patient alive
3. Prompt bystander assistance with defibrillation and CPR can increase the chance of sudden cardiac arrest survival from 5-50%
What can I do?
Whether you are working, learning or playing, there are many ways to get involved in Heart Rhythm Week!
1. Give information to your friends and family
2. Display information in your local community by organising an awareness display in your local medical centre, nursery, hospital or leisure centre
3. Hold a pulse check awareness event, or CPR and AED demonstration for the general public with support of healthcare professionals
4. If you are a patient, share your story for Heart Rhythm Week. Heart Rhythm Week generates a lot of media interest nationally, regionally as well as locally by you. If you think you could help, share your story
5. Bake cakes to sell at school, work or in your own home to raise funds for Arrhythmia Alliance
How can I get involved?
It’s easy! Order your free Heart Rhythm Week pack online through the Heart Rhythm Week website
For further support on Heart Rhythm Week, contact Pippa Mawle
firstname.lastname@example.org / 01789 451 833
Don’t forget to send in your photos!