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NICE targets stroke with possible new indicators for GPs and clinical commissioners
NICE, 1 February 2016
NICE – the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence – is consulting on potential new indicators for the NICE indicator menu. Indicators encourage health professionals to assess patients on a range of key health issues where diagnosis and treatment is supported by evidence-based guidelines. The aim is to tackle widespread public health challenges one patient at a time.
The human heart is amazing
The Spectrum, 1 February 2016
February is National Heart Health Awareness Month. The human heart is amazing. This cone-shaped organ is about the size of a fist and fits in a special notch between the lungs. The heart contracts rhythmically and functions as a pump for the body’s circulatory system.
Frost’s son was not told of fatal heart condition
The Sunday Times, 31 January 2016
The surviving sons of Sir David Frost, the veteran broadcaster who died in 2013, reveal this weekend that a communication failure concerning a rare genetic condition may have contributed to the “incomprehensible” death two years later of their 31-year-old brother, Miles.
CONFIRMED: Ryanair now carry AEDs on all flights...
Change.org, 25 January 2016
I am very pleased to confirm that Ryanair now carry AEDs on all their flights.
Teen's life saved by Fitbit after device detects potentially fatal heart condition
Mirror, 11 January 2016
Sarah-Jayne McIntosh, 18, was revising for exams when she noticed her her heart rate had soared from to 210bpm on her new Fitbit Surge
Toowoomba mum and son with rare heart condition
The Chronicle, 7 January 2016
THE first sign Rebecca Clegg had of her two rare heart conditions was a life-threatening cardiac arrest.
Knowing the Signs of Cardiac Arrest Could Save a Life
States Chronicle, 1 January 2016
Knowing the signs of cardiac arrest could save a life and sudden cardiac arrests might not take you by surprise anymore.
Sudden cardiac arrest ISN'T so sudden: Half of sufferers 'ignore potentially life-saving warnings in the 24 hours before collapsing'
Daily Mail, 22 December 2015Half of sufferers experience warning signs hours, days, sometimes even weeks before cardiac arrest strikes, doctors at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles discovered.
Zoll LiveVest wearable defibrillator receives FDA approval for paediatric use
Cardiac Rhythm News, 18 December 2015
Zoll Medical’s LiveVest wearable cardioverter defibrillator has been approved for a new paediatric indication by the US Food and Drug Administration. It is now approved for use by certain children who are at risk for sudden cardiac arrest, but who are not candidates for an implantable defibrillator device due to certain medical conditions, or a lack of parental consent.
ME AND MY OPERATION: The tiny parachute that could literally rescue your failing heart
16 December 2015
Nearly a million Brits suffer from heart failure, where the heart doesn’t pump blood around the body properly
Leicester City CCG shortlisted in Health Business Awards for its usage of INRstar analytics
7 December 2015
Leicester City CCG has been shortlisted within the Healthcare IT category of this year’s Health Business Awards for its usage of INRstar analytics.
Medtronic recalls InSync III pacemakers due to battery issue
13 December 2015
Medtronic confirms it has informed physicians and regulatory authorities of an issue with the long-term battery performance of its InSync® III cardiac resynchronization therapy-pacemakers (CRT-Ps).
It is important to note that the InSync III CRT devices are an older set of devices no longer being distributed. The company has confirmed 0.03 percent of implanted InSync III devices have been affected.
Patients who have this device and who have concerns or who experience new or unexpected symptoms associated with their heart condition should seek guidance from their physicians.
The world’s only quadripolar CRT-D system approved for full body MRI scans
30 November 2015
Boston Scientific has Europe’s largest portfolio of defibrillators and pacemakers approved for MRI1,2. In fact, our X4 system is the world’s only quadripolar CRT-D system approved for full body MRI scans.
Helping people with AF make informed choices about their treatment
24 November 2015
NICE has endorsed a new decision support tool that aims to help healthcare professionals and people with atrial fibrillation (AF) make informed decisions about the most appropriate treatments.
MP Paul Scully signs Arrhythmia Alliance manifesto to reduce deaths from cardiac arrest
21 November 2015
At an event hosted by the Arrhythmia Alliance in Parliament this month Mr Sully signed the alliance’s ‘Now is the Time’ manifesto.
NICE endorsed tool launched to support patients and doctors in shared decision-making
17 November 2015
People with atrial fibrillation (AF) are set to benefit from an innovative online decision support tool launched today. The tool encourages partnership between them and their healthcare professional when reaching a decision about the use of anticoagulant medicines to reduce their risk of stroke.
Patients in Milton Keynes urged to be on the pulse to avoid a stroke
13 November 2015
The plea is being made ahead of AF Aware Week, which runs from 23-29 November.
Sidcup pensioner one of first to benefit from new stroke prevention technology
30 October 2015
The latest technology for preventing strokes is being pioneered at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, helping patients throughout south London and benefiting one particular pensioner in Sidcup.
SAS Task Force help to address needs of people with AF with new health empowerment resources
The Good Health Suite
29 October 2015
700,000 People Worldwide Rally behind Sign Against Stroke Task Force to Call AF Care and Stroke Prevention to be Prioritised on National Health Agendas.
World Stroke Day: Key Risk Factors Atrial Fibrillation and Hypertension Need Detection and Treatment
28 October 2015
On World Stroke Day (29 October) a campaign by Daiichi Sankyo highlights stroke risks associated with cardiovascular diseases
Blackouts and near drownings may signal sudden death risk
Cardiac Rhythm News
26 October 2015
Blackouts and near drownings may point to long QT syndrome (LQTS), signalling an increased risk of sudden death, according to research presented at the SA Heart Congress (25-28 October, Sun City, South Africa) by Paul Brink, professor of internal medicine at the University of Stellenbosch in Tygerberg, South Africa.
Heart Attack vs. Sudden Cardiac Arrest: Understanding the Difference
Huffpost Healthy Living
25 October 2015
October is National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month. Understanding the difference between heart attack and sudden cardiac arrest could help save lives.
AliveCor Mobile ECG Shows Momentum as Tool for AFib Detection
AliveCor, Inc., the leader in FDA-cleared ECG technology for smartphones, announced today significant milestones related to patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib) using the AliveCor® Mobile ECG. Since receiving the first FDA clearance for the AF Detector, an algorithm to detect AFib in an ECG, 30% of AliveCor patients have received an AFib detection. Additionally, more than 50% of U.S. users with an AFib detection received that detection within one week of their first AliveCor electrocardiogram (ECG) recording and close to 80% received it within one month.
FDA approves Praxbind, the first reversal agent for the anticoagulant Pradaxa
16 October 2015The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to Praxbind (idarucizumab) for use in patients who are taking the anticoagulant Pradaxa (dabigatran) during emergency situations when there is a need to reverse Pradaxa’s blood-thinning effects.
5 Myths and Misconceptions about Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA)
Health News Digest
7 October 2015
Find our the answers to 5 myths and misconceptions about Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA)
Revolutionary Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion procedure to be tested at hospitals
Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has won in the category 'Excellence in Business Healthcare Analytics' in the 2015 Ehealth Insider (EHI) awards at a ceremony in London on 1st October.
The CCG won for its partnership working with SCSLhealth, using expertise from both sides to deploy a central analysis anticoagulation business intelligence tool, INRstar analytics. This intelligence tool has allowed the CCG to improve population based anticoagulation (AC) outcomes as part of their wider CVD programme, which to date has helped to reduce the risk of strokes across the CCG by 50%, prevented 16 strokes in the last 12 months and reduced overdue INR tests by 78%. INRstar analytics was designed with clinicians and commissioners at Leicester City CCG, to provide instant, up to date data on AC services across multiple locations using INRstar. Introducing INRstar analytics has meant that the CCG is presented with real time intelligence dashboards including national comparison.
The heart pacemakers at risk from hackers: Sound far-fetched? Security experts are treating it deadly seriously
29 September 2015
Abnormal heartbeat, arrhythmia can be prevented: study
29 September 2015
Inspirational 999 call reveals moment 11-year-old Pride of Britain winner saved dad's life with CPR
27 September 2015
Edoxaban for preventing stroke and systemic embolism in people with non-valvular atrial fibrillationNICE Guidance
23 September 2015
Edoxaban (Lixiana) is recommended as an option for preventing stroke and systemic embolism in people with non-valvular atrial fibrillation who have one or more risk factors, such as:
- heart failure, high blood pressure or diabetes
- had a stroke or transient ischaemic attack before
- aged 75 years or older.
A very funny and informative video all about different heart rhythm disorders.
Watch the full video here
Tiny purse keeps your pacemaker working: How a device made out of pig tissue may be the safe new way to implant medical devices
22 September 2015
Cat fitted with £3000 pacemaker at same time owner was told he needed one
20 September 2015
Vets fitted a cat with a tiny £3000 pacemaker – at the same time his owner was told he would need one.
Retired police officer Richard Oliver becomes first Kent patient to be fitted with under the skin defibrillator at Darent Valley Hospital
18 September 2015
Mum in her 30s collapses and dies of cardiac arrest at family funfair
21 September 2015
Interview with AliveCor founder Dr. Dave Albert: mobile health research & physician entrepreneurs
17 September 2015
Protecting Your Pacemaker from Smartphones, Power Lines
14 September 2015
Billie Jean King talks AFib and stroke risk
13 September 2015
Rugby player suffers suspected heart attack as Penclawdd v Amman United game abandoned
South Wales Evening Post, 7 September 2015
A Rugby match between Penclawdd and Amman United was abandoned yesterday after one of the substitutes suffered a suspected heart attack while warming up.
Defibrillator implanted under skin works without wires
Vancouver Sun, 4 September 2015New generation of devices means doctors no longer have to go through patients’ veins
Take it to heart
News4Jax, 4 September 2015
Channel 4's Melanie Lawson explains the issues of traditional pacemakers as well as new technology that's assisting patients.
Watch the video here
Warwick woman loses 8.5 stone to beat heart surgery
Leamington Spa The Courier
3 September 2015
Heart Palpitations in Women: Is It 'Just Anxiety,' or Something More?
3 September 2015
Diploma in Syncope and related disorders
Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
1 September 2015
A brisk 25-minute walk every day can add up to SEVEN YEARS to your life and cut risk of dying from a heart attack by half
31 August 2015
Taking a brisk 25-minute walk a day can add seven years to your life, scientists claim. New research has found that regular exercise can reduce the risk of dying from a heart attack by half.
Study shows AED usage has increased in public locations, but not at homes
31 August 2015
Heavy snorer? Buy some extra pillows to save your life: Being propped up in bed 'reduces risk of sudden death from heart problems'
31 August 2015
Good news if you like a snooze: Doctors say a mid-day nap lowers blood pressure and can ward off heart attacks
30 August 2015
Efforts to improve AED usage increase bystander defibrillation in public but not at home
30 August 2015
Experience: I have sudden death syndrome
28 August 2015
Lay Summary for research publication on emergency treatment for SVT (supraventricular tachycardias)
25 August 2015
IMPORTANT: Statement on Device Malfunction
Following recent inaccurate media reports on supposedly faulty devices, the following statement is being issued jointly by Arrhythmia Alliance and British Heart Rhythm Society.
I got off my bike... and woke up in hospital: teen thanks paramedics who saved his life
23 August 2015
Speedway: Chris Widman takes heart after feeling benefit of surgery
20 August 2015
AliveCor Mobile ECG
AliveCor Mobile ECG Clinical Research
AliveCor Mobile ECG Clinical Research
AliveCor Mobile ECG
12 August 2015
This study compared the accuracy between an ECG lead I from a conventional 12-lead ECG and the AliveCor Mobile ECG in 62 patients.
Turning Tragedy to Hope, A Campaign to Install AEDs in Bluffton Patrol Cars
10 August 2015
The future of anticoagulation management in atrial fibrillation in Europe
6 August 2015
AliveCor Awarded as Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum
6 August 2015
Joe Jackson out of intensive care
6 August 2015
Huge variation in use of new anticoagulants “completely unacceptable”
6 August 2015
Cardiac symptoms men should never ignore
4 August 2015
Government health chiefs will not screen young, healthy people for heart conditions
This is Lancashire
2 August 2015
Increasing the odds of cardiac arrest survival
1 August 2015
Wrestling legend and WWE star 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper dies aged 61 after suffering cardiac arrest in his sleep
1 August 2015
Dramatic river rescue in Stratford on Avon prompts defibrillator call
30 July 2015
A call has been made for more life-saving defibrillators in Stratford town centre following a dramatic river rescue.
Taxonomy of the burden of treatment: a multi-country web-based qualitative study of patients with chronic conditionsBMC Medicine
30 July 2015
Management strategies for patients with chronic conditions are becoming increasingly complex,
which may result in a burden of treatment for patients.
Offer anticoagulants instead of aspirin for stroke prevention, says NICE
30 July 2015
Adults with atrial fibrillation (AF) should be prescribed newer medications instead of aspirin for the prevention of stroke, says NICE. Aspirin
Making health and social care information accessible Update July 2015 – accessible information standard approved
NHS England, July 2015
The aim of the accessible information standard is to make sure that people who have a disability, impairment or sensory loss get information that they can access and understand, and any communication support that they need.
British Airways hostess, 22, who was found dead in her hotel room after failing to show up for flight home from Angola died just days before her brother's wedding
Daily Mail, 29 July 2015
Emily Dunn, who had a suspected heart condition, was found dead in her room in Angola after she failed to arrive for a flight back to Heathrow on July 16.
BIOTRONIK pacemakers gets CE approval for use in 3 Tesla MRI scans worldwide
Financial Express, 29 July 2015
Reportedly, the only company offering both ICDs and pacemakers approved for 3 T scans
Joe Jackson fitted with pacemaker after suffering THREE heart attacks following hospitalisation for stroke
Daily Mail, 27 July 2015
Michael Jackson's father Joe suffered three heart attacks and has been fitted with a pacemaker during emergency surgery.
Getting in shape may help reduce irregular heart rhythm
Reuters, 24 July 2015
Start to get fit right now! AFAssociation endorses the Make Your Heart Feel Good dance DVD with Strictly Come Dancing’s Russell Grant and Flavia Cacace. This is the first in a series of educational tools for people who wish to manage their heart health through exercise, relaxation and diet sponsored through an educational grant from DAIICHI SANKYO EUROPE . Click here to get your FREE DVD
Sir David Frost's family talk of their devastation after his eldest son, Miles, 31, died suddenly while jogging and reveal how 'he was the leader of the pack since Dad died'
20 July 2015
The bereft family of Sir David Frost today paid tribute to his 'super fit' eldest son who collapsed and died at the age of 31 while out jogging.
Pregnant woman collapsed and died from an undetected heart condition one year after her first baby tragically died
Daily Mail, 20 July 2015
Elizabeth Kirwan, 34, died suddenly from cardiac arrest at home in Cardiff. Running enthusiast was in early stages of pregnancy with second child
Liverpool pensioner becomes one of the first patients in medical history to be given wireless pacemaker
Echo, 20 July 2015
Thomas Nesbitt, 73, from Vauxhall, was selected for treatment as part of global trial at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital
Knights’ Gagai discharged from hospital
The New Daily, 19 July 2015
Newcastle star Dane Gagai has left hospital after suffering an abnormal heart rhythm during Saturday’s win over Gold Coast.
Body temperature change can trigger sudden cardiac death
The Vancouver Sun, 15 July 2015
A temperature-sensitive mutant protein could cause sudden cardiac death for some people with heart arrhythmia who become overheated.
96-year-old 'thrilled' to have world's tiniest pacemaker
BBC News, 13 July 2015
A 96-year-old woman has said she's "thrilled" after becoming one of the first patients in Britain to be fitted with the world's smallest pacemaker.
GPs leave 200,000 elderly patients on aspirin despite warnings they should stop prescribing it even though alternative medication is available
Daily Mail, 11 July 2015
Hundreds of thousands of elderly people have been left on medication that leaves them at a high risk of having a stroke – a year after doctors were told to stop prescribing it.
Daiichi Sankyo’s edoxaban launched in the UK
European Pharmaceutical Review, 10 July 2015
Daiichi Sankyo’s Lixiana (edoxaban), a new blood-thinning drug therapy to help prevent stroke in patients with the heart rhythm condition called non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF), has been launched in the UK.
Hero dog helps save owner's life after heart attack
They say dogs are a man's best friend, but for Joanna Mellor her dog Leo is an actual lifesaver.
New Therapy to Help Heart Rhythm Patients Means Doctors are "Spoilt for Choice"
Pharmiweb.com, 10 July 2015
Launch comes as new patients' survey reveals a significant proportion still not receiving adequate treatment for atrial fibrillation, the commonest heart rhythm disorder.
Aspirin could do more harm than good for heart patients: Doctors told not to prescribe drug for life-threatening condition that causes heart to beat very fast
Daily Mail, 10 July 2015
Tens of thousands of heart patients are wrongly taking aspirin – meaning it does more harm than good, according to the health watchdog.
Call for action to save lives lost to sudden cardiac death in Wales
Darren Millar AM, 8 July 2015
Darren recently hosted the Welsh Assembly launch of the UK’s leading Heart Rhythm Charity, Arrhythmia Alliance’s report ‘Now is the time …for action to save lives.’
Cardiac tachyarrhythmias and patient values and preferences for their management
EHRA Position Paper, 6 July 2015
Cardiac tachyarrhythmias are recurrent or chronic and in some cases life-threatening conditions. Heart rhythm disturbances are often highly symptomatic and the psychological impact of the disease can be significant.
Not sure how much you'll benefit from a Pacemaker? Take one for a "Test Drive"
29 June 2015
Dr. Michael Giudici of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics caused quite a stir at the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) EUROPACE-CARDIOSTIM 2015...
The Lorraine Show: Dr Hilary Jones discusses Heart Rhythm Week,
25 June 2015
Features demonstration of an AliveCor monitor and highlights the importance of early diagnosis.
Watch round table discussion on 'NOACs and dual antiplatelet therapy'
Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review, 24 June 2015
Radcliffe Cardiology, in association with the Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review (AER) journal, filmed a roundtable discussion entitled 'Novel Oral Anti-Coagulants (NOACs)...
Wales has one of the lowest rates of survival from sudden cardiac arrest
South Wales Argus, 17 June 2015
Around 7,760 people each year in Wales die unnecessarily after a sudden cardiac arrest, according to Arrhythmia Alliance, as it launches a report on how these lives can be saved.
Phone app that could save your life
Daily Mail, 16 June 2015
Smartphone gadget could help patients self-diagnose serious heart condition in seconds
Coroner calls on airlines to carry defibrillators after mother-of-two's death
Telegraph, 16 June 2015
Inquest into the death of 47-year-old Davina Tavener on a Ryanair flight to Lanzarote hears passengers tried save her but were unable to do so.
High Incidence of Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes
Rare Disease Report, 16 June 2015
According to this study, a NCAA Division I basketball player has a 1 in 5,200 chance of sudden cardiac death in a given year, an alarming number higher than that found in some previous work.
Cardiac Rhythm News June 2015
Cardiac Rhythm News, 11 June, 2015
The June issue of Cardiac Rhythm News is here! Information about EHRA Europace Cardiostim 2015, Milan, Baroreflex Activation Therapy...
Focal Point: Coverage of Heart Rhythm Week during Monday's Parliamentary event at Stormont, Belfast
NVTV, 5 June 2015
Watch and listen to patients and clinicians discuss their experiences and advice about Sudden Cardiac Arrest...
Genetic susceptibility to syncope
CTV, 5 June 2015
Respected Canadian cardiologist/electrophysicist, Dr Robert Sheldon, is leading a study to pinpoint the causes of fainting. Dr Sheldon is a board member of STARS-US and a member of STARS UK's much respected Medical Advisory Committee.
Testing during exercise best way to detect heart problems in endurance athletes
Canadian Running Magazine, 5 June 2015
Endurance athletes, such as marathoners and long-distance cyclists, can sometimes develop heartbeat irregularities, known as arrhythmia...
Arrhythmia Alliance launches 'Now is the Time' Manifesto
www.aaaw.org.uk, 3 June 2015
This week sees the launch of our 'Now is the Time' manifesto in UK
Parliament. Download your copy now...
Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review Volume 4 Issue 1 out now!
www.radcliffecardiology.com, 2 June 2015
Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review (AER) sees the publication of a broad range of articles...
Arrhythmia Watch News Issue 56
Arrhythmia Watch, 29 May 2015
An educational resource for cardiac rhythm management...
New role for Professor John Morgan
Arrhythmia Alliance, 29 May 2015
Our warmest congratulations to Professor John Morgan, A-A Executive Committee Member and supporter of Arrhythmia Alliance, on his new role.
Who can make decisions about a pacemaker once it's in my body?
bbc.co.uk, 17 May 2015
After a listener got in touch with an ethical dilemma, Eddie Mair and Jennifer Tracey explore what the UK law says about switching off pacemakers and other implanted medical devices.
Harry Judd: I thought I was going to have a heart attack
express.co.uk, 5 May 2015
The pop star and Strickly winner tells Express online how his intense marathon training led to an ectopic heartbeat.
Fundraising mum places ninth defibrillator around Grays
thurrockgazette.co.uk, 2 May 2015
Stanford-le-Hope mum Charlotte Yoxall, 35, has been pulling out all the stops to raise money to put lifesaving defibrillators around Grays.
Tiny heart monitors bring big benefits for patients
itv.com, 30 April 2015
Miniaturised cardiac monitors are being implanted in patients at South Tyneside District Hospital. The monitors, which are about one-third the size of an AAA battery, are nearly 90% smaller than conventional, implantable devices.
Fabrice Muamba leads tributes to Gregory Mertens following the death of the Sporting Lokeren defender who suffered a cardiac arrest during a game.
goal.com, 30 April 2015
Figures from across the world of football gave their Twitter condolences to Gregory Mertens after the Sporking Lokeren player passed away. The 24-year old suffered a cardiac arrest in a reserve game and, after being resuscitated on the pitch, was in a medically-induced coma for days until his death was announced.
Photographer suffers fatal heart attack in front of Andy Murray before collapsing and hitting head on grave stone during wedding rehearsal at Dunblane Cathedral
dailymail.co.uk, 11 April 2015
A photographer who fell on a stone in the graveyard ahead of Andy Murray's wedding rehearsal as the tennis star was greeted by a media scrum has died.
Why running a marathon WON'T trigger a cardiac arrest: Strenuous exercise is 'unlikely to cause a heart problem'
dailymail.co.uk, 7 April 2015
Many people fear running a marathon in middle age might trigger a cardiac arrest.
Why you need protection against stroke if you have atrial fibrillation
Your heartbeat is the most fundamental rhythm in your life, signalling the regular pumping of your heart as it propels blood carrying oxygen and nutrients to the rest of your body. We take the regular beating completely for granted, never giving it a second thought until the elegant control process goes wrong, when the consequences can be the devastating disability, loss of independence and even death caused by AF-related stroke.
Strenuous exercise is 'unlikely to cause cardiac arrest'
telegraph.co.uk, 6 April 2015
A new study by researchers in the US suggests that the danger of strenuous exercise on the heart has been over-exaggerated.
Muamba backs The FA's cardiac screening programme
thefa.com, 4 April 2015
When it comes to matters of the heart, Fabrice Muamba is someone who knows full well the potentially life-threatening consequences of an underlying condition going unnoticed.
Doctors receive £94,000 grant to refine innovative surgery for heart patients
thisisoxfordshire.co.uk, 1 April 2015
CARDIOLOGISTS are hoping a near £100,000 grant will help a third of people who find pacemakers don’t work.
Staff's quick response saves man's life
thenorthernecho.co.uk, 31 March 2015
GOOD Samaritan staff at a leisure centre who rushed to help a man suffering from a potentially fatal heart attack have been given special commendations by the ambulance service and a personal thank you from the man they saved.
Prime Minister says there is ‘nothing more heart-breaking than losing a child’ as he backs Norwich mum’s campaign for defibrillators in schools
edp24.com, 25 March 2015
The Prime Minister has backed a Norwich mum’s campaign to install defibrillators in every school, saying there is “nothing more heart-breaking than losing a child.”
Support call for a National Service Delivery Model for warfarin patients
scottish.parliament.uk, March 2015
Petition to the Scottish Parliament launched to ensure that ensure that all NHS boards have the resources to assess warfarin patients who request (i.e. self-present) for self-testing and/or self-management their condition.
Currently no such model exists for Scotland's 80,000 warfarin patients.
Are you a sudden cardiac arrest survivor? We need your support for Heart Rhythm Week 2015
During Heart Rhythm Week (1-7 June 2015), Arrhythmia Alliance is planning to hold a series of parliamentary events in each country of the UK. We have a major announcement on the management of sudden cardiac arrest of specific interest to a political audience. We will have speakers representing political, healthcare professional and patient perspectives.
If you are a sudden cardiac arrest survivor we need your help. Please email email@example.com to learn more about the ways in which you can help.
Meet the teenager who saved her mother's life
itv.com, 24 March 2015
Samantha Hobbs was just 14 when her mother Mandy was discovered unconscious on the floor.
Heart patients using blood-thinning drugs call on MSPs to back the right to self-medicate
heraldscotland.com, 24 March 2015
PATIENTS with potentially fatal heart conditions are petitioning the Scottish parliament for the right to medicate themselves.
John Radcliffe Hospital researchers given £94,000 to develop new heart pacemaker
oxfordmail.co.uk, 20 March 2015
A TEAM of Oxford researchers has been given a £94,000 grant to develop a new form of pacemaker for heart failure patients.
Sutton Coldfield woman whose father died from heart condition to do charity triathlon
suttoncoldfieldobserver.co.uk, 14 March 2015
A LOVING mother whose son and father have both been affected by heart conditions is to undergo a charity challenge to raise essential funds.
Christian Dior beautician dies aged 20 after being struck down by 'abnormal heart rhythm'
mirror.co.uk, 13 March 2015
Laura Critchlow appeared to be fit and healthy, and 'always had a smile on her face', an inquest was told.
Falls may be tied to irregular heartbeat
Reuters.com, 14 March 2015
Older adults who suffer a fall are twice as likely to have a common type of irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation, according to a new study.
Review into medical innovation and technology: further details
gov.uk, 11 March 2015
Details of a review into plans to give NHS patients quicker access to innovative medicines and medical technology have been announced.
Drivers' union presses McLaren and FIA over details of Fernando Alonso crash to reassure its members
telegraph.co.uk, 6 March 2015
The Formula One drivers’ union has moved to reassure its members amid serious concerns over safety following the crash which put Fernando Alonso out of the Australian Grand Prix and could threaten his career.
AliveCor launches new app that automatically tells patients when their ECG recording is normal
AliveCor, 9 March 2015
AliveCor, Inc. announced today the launch of the latest version of the AliveECG app, with two new FDA-cleared and CE-marked automated detectors that allow patients and physicians to focus on the ECGs that matter most.
EXCLUSIVE: Bafetimbi Gomis collapse brought back bad memories – Fabrice Muamba
express.co.uk, 6 March 2015