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Warwickshire town in defibrillator 'first'
Tredington parish in Warwickshire places lifesaving Hearts & Goals public-access defibrillator.
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New guidance for Inherited arrhythmias
medpagetoday.com, 13 May 2013
DENVER - A redefinition of Brugada syndrome diagnosis based on ECG alone, and a new look at short QT syndrome and repolarization are featured in new consensus guidelines on inherited arrhythmias.
IPad 2 May Interfere With Heart Implants, Study Shows
medicalnewstoday.com, 12 May 2013
The magnets in iPad 2 tablets and their covers are capable of interfering with heart implants, including pacemakers, according to a new small study presented Thursday at Heart Rhythm 2013, the Heart Rhythm Society's 34th Annual Scientific Sessions.
Wireless Pacemaker Shows Promise in Early Study
health.usnews.com, 9 May 2013
Device implanted directly in the heart, but questions remain about long-term use, safety.
Miracle of heart attack dad who was dead for an hour
Daily Express, 29 April 2013
David Binks, 28, was brought back to life more than an hour after he suffered a sudden cardiac arrest.
New ECG app available to Arrhythmia Alliance members!
The AliveCor app for iPhone 4/4S is available for Arrhythmia Alliance members before it's official launch in the UK!
The heart monitor app, which was released in the USA last month, has been given CE-mark approval in the UK.
The app is designed for medical professionals, patients and health conscious individuals to record, display, store and transfer single-channel electrocardiogram (ECG) rhythms. These recordings could be saved on the mobile phone or shared with others (such as your doctor) via email.
How it works
The heart monitor snaps onto your iPhone 4 or 4S like a case and wirelessly communicates with the app on your phone. No pairing between your iPhone and the Heart Monitor is required. The free AliveECG app will be available for download from the Apple App Store when you receive your Heart Monitor. Once in the app, create a free account and you're ready to begin recording ECGs. It's that easy to get started; www.AliveCor.com provides you with anytime, anywhere, fully secure, online access to all of your ECGs. Once you have the Heart Monitor and the AliveECG app you can create an account that gives you access to your ECG data.
AliveCor's Heart Monitor has been used in several clinical trials along with rigorous testing through numerous medical professionals and in many ongoing studies at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, USC's Center for Body Computing, and other institutions.
It has demonstrated accuracy and efficiency to produce a single-channel rate and rhythm assessment.
Arrhythmia Alliance members have the chance to purchase the app before it is officially launched next week. Also, an exclusive discount of £5 is available with voucher code 'hrc2013a' when bought from Amazon. A donation of your purchase will also be given to Arrhythmia Alliance.
The AliveCor app is £169 (including VAT) with free delivery in the UK. Order yours here.
The heart monitor for iPhone 5 will be available soon.
Football star in charity plea
Lancashire Living, 1 May 2013
Former Premier League footballer Fabrice Muamba is calling on the people of Lancashire to sign up for this year's Bupa Great Manchester Run and raise money for great causes.
PACT - a simple step to save lives
thisiskent.co.uk, 24 April 2013
You could save a life by simply checking a pulse.
Sudden cardiac death 'a huge challenge'
Irish Health, 24 April 2013
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) among young people in Ireland remains ‘a huge challenge' for families, communities and medical services, doctors have said.
NICE Briefing: A new role for NICE in social care
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has a new name and new responsibilities to develop guidance and quality standards for social care in England.
Confused by changes within the NHS?
This infographic provides a valuable insight into the changes and impact on care.
The Brinscall girl who 'died' 50 times
Lancashire Life, 9 April 2013
For a young woman who has ‘died’ 50 times in her short life, Amy Lynch remains remarkably cheerful. In fact, with a little help from her mother, Lynne Lynch, the conversation regularly dissolves into gales of helpless laughter.
Have you inherited a fatal heart condition? Lucy has, but at least it was spotted in time
Daily Mail, 8 April 2013
Funeral home signs up to pacemaker recycling scheme
The Northern Echo, 3 April 2013
A FUNERAL parlour is helping solve the often overlooked problem of what to do with pacemakers removed from bodies prior to cremation.
New heart monitor available in the UK
25 March 2013
AliveCor's Heart Monitor has CE-mark conformity for sale in the U.K. to all medical professionals, patients and health conscious individuals, to record, display, store, and transfer single-channel electrocardiogram (ECG) rhythms.
Keep tuned for updates.
Pair's Thames Path trek to help hearts
swindonadvertiser.co.uk, 29 March 2013
A COUPLE will be trekking 100km to raise money for a heart charity.
Electrode vest gives hope to heart rhythm patients
BBC News, 29 March 2013
Doctors are using special vests to precisely diagnose abnormal heart rhythms, in the first UK tests of their kind.
The girl who died 50 times
Lancashire Life, April 2013
A young girl's blackouts puzzled doctors for decades until a determined Mum and team of talented medics solved the mystery.
Letter to Editor
The Times, 25 March 2013
Trudie Lobban MBE, CEO & Trustee of A-A writes to the editor of The Times ahead of AED debate in Parliament.
Public defibrillator to be unveiled by former England player
thisisguernsey.com, 19 March 2013
Former Premiership and England footballer Fabrice Muamba will unveil Guernsey’s first public defibrillator on 14 April, it has been announced.
Five-inch defibrillator fitted inside the body of Accrington teenager with 'Muamba' heart defect
Blackburn Citizen, 15 March 2013
A TEENAGER with a fatal heart condition is one of only two people in the UK to be fitted with a defibrillator under his skin.
Former Bolton star Fabrice Muamba ‘honorary starter’ of Great Manchester Run one year after on-pitch heart attack
Mancunian Matters, 19 March 2013
A year after suffering an on-pitch cardiac arrest, former Bolton Wanderers midfielder Fabrice Muamba will be the honorary starter of the 10km Bupa Great Manchester Run.
Loving gaze: When family witness CPR at home
theheart.org, 13 March 2013
Bobigny, France - It's a nightmare situation that no one would want to witness: efforts to resuscitate a loved one who has collapsed at home. A new study, however, suggests that close relatives who were specifically invited to witness cardiopulmonary-resuscitation (CPR) efforts on an adult patient with cardiac arrest in the home were much less likely to have posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)-related symptoms than those who were not given the choice to be present.
More than 800 flock to funeral of Bexleyheath Academy teen Philip Lamin
Bexleyheath Times, 13 March 2013
There was laughter and tears in almost equal measure as more than 800 people gathered to celebrate the life of popular Bexleyheath Academy teenager Philip Lamin who died from a cardiac arrest.
Warriors Chairman opens care home
Arrhythmia Alliance attended the opening of a new care home in Worcester to accept a donation.
East Anglian Daily Times, 8 March 2013
A campaigning son is appealing for support in his bid to raise £24,000 to buy 12 heart defibrillators to put in schools and public places in memory of his mother.
Talk on arrhythmia
Caroline Holmes from the A-A was welcomed at Stratford upon Avon Rotary Club.
Life-support training vital
Belfast Telegraph, 6 March 2013
I support Health Minister Edwin Poots's decision to extend emergency life-support training in Northern Ireland.
NICE approval of apixaban for patients with atrial fibrillation
View the guidance from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) here
A top team!
Coleraine Chronicle, 21 February 2013
A YOUNG Portstewart man who, like Bolton Wanderers' Fabrice Muamba suffered a cardiac arrest during a football game, is to get together with the Premiership footballer to promote the company, HeartSine, who manufacture the defibrillators that helped save both their lives.
47-year-old man suffers cardiac arrest at Bexleyheath Goals hours after Philip Lamin dies - do you know him?
newsshopper.co.uk, 8 February 2013
PARAMEDICS say they were “attempting to resuscitate” a 47-year-old man who suffered a cardiac arrest at Goals Football Centre in Bexleyheath when he arrived at hospital.
'Gifted sportsman', 16, dies after collapsing while playing five-a-side football with his schoolfriends
Daily Mail, 6 February 2013
A 16-year-old schoolboy died last night after collapsing while playing five-a-side football with friends. Philip Lamin, of Bexleyheath, south-east London, is thought to have had a heart attack while playing in a friendly at a local Goals Soccer Centre, which is used by his school Bexleyheath Academy.
Muamba offers support to Trowbridge teenager
thisiswiltshire.co.uk, 6 February 2012
Former Premier League footballer Fabrice Muamba has offered his thoughts for Quinton Barham, the 13-year-old Trowbridge boy who suffered a cardiac arrest while playing in a youth football match on Sunday.
Queen's Hospital £1.5m heart unit opens
BBC News, 1 February 2013
A £1.5m new cardiac unit has opened at Queen's Hospital in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire.
Customers enjoy free health checks at Crown Glass Shopping Centre, Nailsea
Nailseapeople.co.uk, 28 January 2013
Backwell couple Carly Brian and Kriss Chambers popped into Nailsea to book their wedding trip and found themselves learning about what makes hearts go 'boom bang a bang'.
Catheter ablation in atrial fibrillation
A paper published by the team at the London Heart Hospital looks into patient satisfaction with the catheter ablation procedure.
Warwickshire County Council grant to local heart rhythm charity
warwickshire.gov.uk, 16 January 2013
People in Stratford living with an arrhythmia are set to benefit from new support after charity, Arrhythmia Alliance, was awarded £3,625 from Warwickshire County Council.
Simple test to prevent a stroke
express.co.uk, 16 January 2013
A simple test at the doctor’s could save thousands of lives a year by detecting a killer irregular heartbeat.
Atrial Fibrillation Linked To Increased Risk For Sudden Cardiac Death
forbes.com, 14 January 2013
Although atrial fibrillation (AF) is well known to be associated with an increase in the risk of stroke and coronary heart disease, a similar association with sudden cardiac death (SCD) has been suspected but not demonstrated in the past. Now a new study examing data from two large population studies offers evidence that AF is also an independent risk factor for SCD.
Fabrice Muamba faced down death to be able to tell the most amazing story of 2012
Manchester Evening News, 31 December 2012
He didn’t win a New Year’s Honour, wasn’t in line for an Olympic gold medal and even missed out on Strictly Come Dancing.
Fabrice Muamba shows off fancy footwork on Christmas Strictly Come Dancing
independent.co.uk, 18 December 2012
Miracle footballer Fabrice Muamba showed he still has some fancy footwork as he kicks up a storm for Strictly Come Dancing - just months after retiring from the pitch after his "death".
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Virus rebuilds heart's own pacemaker in animal tests
BBC News, 16 December 2012
A new pacemaker has been built inside a heart by converting beating muscle into cells which can organise the organ's rhythm, US researchers report.
Bradford support group launched for heart patients
Bradford Telegraph and Argus, 15 Decemeber 2012
A support group for people with heart rhythm disorders will meet again next week after its inaugural gathering attracted “fantastic” support.
Defibrillator training for all GPs urged to cut deaths
irishtimes.com, 6 December 2012
The number of deaths in Ireland caused by sudden cardiac arrest would be greatly reduced if GPs were equipped with and trained in the use of defibrillators, a new study has found.
Shock tactic: Runner will be first person with a built-in DEFIBRILLATOR to attempt London marathon
Muamba will urge fans to check their pulses
This is Lancashire, 1 December 2012
FORMER Bolton Wanderers footballer Fabrice Muamba will be encouraging people to check their pulses today.
Government say no to paying for defibrillators
itv.com, 22 November 2012
There's disappointment and dismay from campaigners after the Government said it won't pay for potentially life-saving equipment in public buildings and schools.
Back-from-the-dead soccer star backs Echo heart campaign
The Northern Echo, 20 November 2012
The back-from-the-dead football star Fabrice Muamba last night backed The Northern Echo's A Chance to Live campaign to encourage more North-East gyms to install heart-start machines.
Grieving son starts petition for more public defibrillators
A HEARTBROKEN son has launched an e-petition to get more heart defibrillators in public places after his mum died a week after suffering a cardiac arrest at a motorway service station.
Southend Hospital surgeons implant life-saving heart device
SOUTHEND Hospital surgeons have, for the first time, implanted a defibrillator into a man with a rare heart problem.
Back-from-the-dead soccer star backs Echo heart campaign
The Northern Echo, 20 November 2012
THE back-from-the-dead football star Fabrice Muamba last night backed The Northern Echo's A Chance to Live campaign to encourage more North-East gyms to install heart-start machines.
Reprogramming Defibrillators Can Reduce Inappropriate Shocks
laboratoryequipment.com, 11 November 2012
Loyola Univ. Medical Center is among the centers participating in a landmark study that could lead to fewer inappropriate shocks from implanted defibrillators.
Record month for successful cardiac arrest resuscitations
The Northern Echo, 9 November 2012
A RECORD number of people suffering cardiac arrests have been saved by North-East paramedics, according to new figures.
Tearful Muamba returns to stadium for first time since cardiac arrest
independent.ie, 8 November 2012
FABRICE Muamba broke down in tears tonight as he revisited the scene of his horrific cardiac arrest for the first time.
Team effort can cut heart attack deaths says MP
The Bolton News, November 8 2012
AN MP is calling for a “national cross-party approach” to reduce preventable deaths from cardiac arrest.
Freemasons provide defibrillator
viewonline, 7 November 2012
In commemoration of Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and as a public service to their local communities, 17 Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are currently being installed and financed by the Masonic Province of Dorset’s own charity, ‘Dorset Masonic Care’ in conjunction with ‘the Arrhythmia Alliance Organisation’ outside every Masonic Meeting Hall in Dorset.
Competition to locate AEDs is a success
theheart.org, 3 November 2012
Los Angeles, CA - Participants in a "crowdsourcing" challenge were able to find, photograph, and map more than 1400 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in the city of Philadelphia using a smartphone app, researchers told the American Heart Association 2012 Scientific Sessions today.
A new lease of life for pacemakers, men too stubborn to visit their GP and the hospitals saying no to nuisance patients
pulsetoday.co.uk, 5 November 2012
Patients who have pacemakers fitted could soon face fewer operations to replace batteries after a team of US researchers began work on a device which gets power from a beating heart, reports the BBC.
Papworth Hospital leads the way in developments in cardiac arrhythmia
NHS Papworth Hospital, 26 October 2012
Papworth Hospital consultant cardiologist, Dr Andrew Grace, described by The Lancet as ‘one of the world’s leading heart rhythm specialists’ is the lead author of a new Lancet Series exploring the latest developments in the diagnosis, treatment and biology of cardiac arrhythmias ahead of the American Heart Association’s annual meeting, taking place in Los Angeles from 3-7 November.
Implantable Devices Are Not a Luxury
HealthNewsDigest.com, 20 October 2012
Implantable devices for treating cardiac arrhythmias, which include ICD’s, are underused in parts of Europe. Conclusions of the ICD for Life Summit held in Belgrade, Serbia.
Muamba launches heart campaign
ITV News, 15 October 2012
Fabrice Muamba, Bolton Wanderers and Arrhythmia Alliance, the Heart Rhythm Charity, have launched a year-long campaign to help prevent death from sudden cardiac arrest.
Fabrice Muamba Ashford Visit
Kentish Express, 9 October 2012
A Kingsnorth man who suffers from the same heart condition as former Premiership footballer Fabrice Muamba met the retired midfielder when he came to town.
MP proposes public access to defibrillators
Modest proposals blog, 8 October 2012
Grahame Morris MP proposes that wider access to defibrillators in workplaces and other public areas will help save the lives of people suffering sudden cardiac arrest, the leading cause of death in Europe.
Arrhythmia Alliance share their experience of the 62nd Regional Committee for World Health Organisation (WHO)
World Health Organisation, 8 October 2012
In September, International Association for Patients Organizations facilitated the attendance of Fred Cotterill from Arrhythmia Alliance, UK, at the Sixty-second session of the WHO Regional Commitee for Europe - Malta. Fred shares his experience of what it is like to attend the Regional Committee
Cancer, heart and stroke specialists face NHS axe
guardian.co.uk, 4 October 2012
Charities and doctors warn that planned reductions in teams of experts will affect fight against killer diseases
Focus magazine features Arrhythmia Alliance!
This month's Focus magazine features a double page spread on the story of Arrhythmia Alliance founder Trudie Lobban as she enters her 20th year fighting to raise awareness of arrhythmias.
Join the mission on World Heart Day 2012: call for signatures
menafn.com, 29 September 2012
(MENAFN Press) Sign a petition to alert health organizations to the devastating strokes caused by an irregular heart rhythm.
Bradford heart rhythm sufferers in line for help
Bradford Telegraph and Argus, 26 September 2012
People in the Bradford district living with a heart rhythm disorder are invited to attend a support group which holds its first meeting in Shipley next month.
Defibrillators Save Lives
Food Worker, 1 September 2012
In the UK, over 30,000 people have a cardiac arrest outside of hospital care each year.
Blackpool Gazette, 17 September 2012
Blackpool Vic is pioneering a new type of pacemaker to make life easier for heart patients.
999 Helicopters get lifesaving AutoPulse
West Cumbria News and Star, 27 September 2012
Life-saving equipment which has brought patients back to life after their hearts stopped is being introduced in Cumbria's air ambulance.
markrobsontravels.wordpress.com, 17 September 2012
The training in Australia went as well as could be expected – apart from the return of the dreaded heart arrhythmia. The symptoms had virtually disappeared over the winter months but here they were – on some days in full incapacitating force – hampering progress.
Heart-defect survivors in fight for help
Herald Scotland, 17 September 2012
THEY were miracle babies whose lives were saved by ground-breaking surgery – but now the first generation of Scottish adults with complex heart defects is campaigning for better NHS treatment.
Heart patient Jeff keeps on running
walesonline.co.uk, 12 September 2012
When keen runner Jeff Davies suffered a cardiac attack, he thought his life of keeping fit was going to change forever. He tells Kirstie McCrum why having an ICD fitted means he’s still going strong three years on.
Weeklong campaign launched to raise awareness on irregular heartbeats
saudigazette.com.sa, 13 September 2012
RIYADH — The Saudi Heart Rhythm Society is holding its annual Heart Rhythm Week.
Margate hospital gets new cardiac equipment
thisiskent.co.uk, 4 September 2012
A NEW piece of state-of-the-art equipment has been installed in the cardiac unit at Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother (QEQM) hospital in Margate.
Experience: laughing could kill me
guardian.co.uk, 7 September 2012
'I was sitting talking to my husband when I started to slur, then slumped over and began to wheeze strangely'.
Longer CPR May Boost Survival
medpagetoday.com, 5 September 2012
Continuing resuscitation attempts just a little longer could save lives during in-hospital cardiac arrest, a registry study suggested.
The pacemaker is about to get a whole lot smaller
cnet.com, 5 September 2012
A team of engineers at Stanford says it's possible to power a tiny, implantable cardiac device using radio waves instead of batteries.
Cardiac arrest footballer Mark Moore 'not out of the woods yet'
thisisgloucestershire.co.uk, 4 September 2012
RECOVERING footballer Mark Moore, who suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch, is not out of the woods yet.
Life-saving technology installed at Severn Beach scout hut
thisisbristol.co.uk, 3 September 2012
CUTTING-edge technology designed to help save lives has been installed on the side of a village Scout hut.
Cardiac arrest more common in young than thought
reuters.com, 30 August 2012
Cardiac arrest is relatively rare in young people, but it may be more common than experts have thought, according to a new study.
Study shows high success rates for ablation first time round
Medical Xpress, 29 August 2012
Catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (Afib) is safe and suppresses arrhythmia recurrences in 74% of patients after a single procedure, according to results from the one-year follow-up of the Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Pilot Study, the first European registry to evaluate the real-life epidemiology of catheter ablation for AFib.
Sudden cardiac death less likely after exercise - study shows
Bloomberg News, 28 August 2012
People whose hearts stop functioning during or shortly after exercising are three times more likely to survive than those who have cardiac arrest unrelated to working out, researchers said.
London tops heart survival league
Press Association, 23 August 2012
London has the best survival rate for patients whose hearts suddenly stop beating, according to new figures.
Hospital saved my life
Blackpool Gazette, 22 August 2012
A man has praised the "brilliant" service of the NHS, saying treatment at Blackpool Victoria Hospital saved his life.
Medical first as new type of pacemaker implanted at Watford General Hospital
Watford Observer, 21 August 2012
Medical history has been made at Watford General Hospital where the world's first life-saving pacemaker safe from magnetic scanning equipment has been implanted in a patient.
Footballer Mark Moore in critical condition after collapsing on pitch
thisisgloucestershire.co.uk, 22 August 2012
A Longlevens striker collapsed during an away game last night but was resuscitated by a group of paramedics playing nearby.
Teenager’s sudden death blamed on undetected heart problem
Yorkshire Post, 22 August 2012
AN APPARENTLY fit and healthy teenage girl who collapsed while she was taking a shower is thought to have been killed by a previously unknown problem with her heart, an inquest heard.
Mum to climb Snowdon after open heart surgery
cambrian-news.co.uk, 16 August 2012
A TYWYN mum who needed open heart surgery will climb Snowdon next month - and she plans to take her whole cardiac medical team with her!
Southampton's Adam Lallana happy to take the slow route to the top
guardian.co.uk, 18 August 2012
After being diagnosed with an irregular heart beat the midfielder is just happy to be playing.
Feel safer on the park with an AED
Scottish Caravanner, 1 August 2012
I felt this was a good article to print, because during my own time as a park operator I had many occasions when I would have been glad to have such a tool at my disposal.
VIDEO: Fabrice Muamba: Medics are my 'heroes'
BBC News, 16 August 2012
Fabrice Muamba, who has just announced his retirement from professional football, has paid tribute to the doctors and paramedics who helped save his life.
Fabrice Muamba retires from professional football
Bolton Wanderers FC, 15 August 2012
Bolton Wanderers announce that Fabrice Muamba has retired from playing professional football
Family's mission to save lives
Northwich Guardian, 13 August 2012
THE parents of a four-year-old girl who miraculously survived a cardiac arrest are on a mission to get potentially life-saving defibrillators into schools.
Obituary - Aubrey Leatham
Daily Telegraph, 12 August 2012
Aubrey Leatham, who has died aged 91, led the team at St George’s Hospital, Hyde Park Corner, which, in 1955, devised the first heart pacemaker.
UW researchers see work as step toward regenerating human heart
The Seattle Times, 7 August 2012
University of Washington researchers have reported that transplanting human heart cells — derived from embryonic stem cells — into damaged guinea-pig hearts synchronized with and strengthened the animals' hearts and provided protection from dangerous rhythm disturbances.
ICDs Spark Drop in Cardiac Arrests
medpagetoday.co.uk, 7 August 2012
Rates of resuscitation for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest have fallen as more patients receive implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), Dutch researchers found.
Tech crunch: Wireless defibrillators and pacemakers to better regulate your heart
yahoo.com, August 6th 2012
Worldwide, millions of heart patients have defibrillators implanted, and around 3 million people have pacemakers. These devices include a small pulse generator, a box inserted under the skin and connected by intravenous electrical wires to electrodes positioned on the heart.
Carbon monoxide's damaging role in heart rhythm found
news.bbc.co.uk, August 6th 2012
The way that even low levels of carbon monoxide can be fatal, by disrupting the heart's rhythm, has been unravelled by researchers in Leeds.
Fabrice Muamba reveals involvement in impromptu football match shortly after heart attack
The Independent, August 3rd 2012
Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba has revealed he took part in an impromptu game of football while on holiday in May, two months after collapsing during an FA Cup tie against Tottenham with a cardiac arrest.
Portable defibrillator for St James' Church in Wick
BBC News, August 3rd 2012
A church has become the first in Wales to have a defibrillator fitted which can be used to shock people back to life after a cardiac arrest.
Heart attack mum's battle to raise defibrilator cash
Staffordshire Newsletter, August 2nd 2012
A STAFFORD mum is campaigning to raise cash for a defibrillator after suffering a heart attack in the town centre.
The true heart of an Olympic champion
examiner.com, July 30th 2012
Dana Volmer’s success as an Olympic gold medalist and new world record holder in the 100-meter butterfly is a testimony to the true heart of a champion.
Become a patient/carer member of the group developing a guideline about the diagnosis and management of acute heart failure
The Patient and Public Involvement Programme and the National Clinical Guideline Centre are looking for applications from patients and carers to be part of the group that will develop a clinical guideline for the care of people with acute heart failure.
EXCLUSIVE: U.S. Swimmer Dana Vollmer Sets Olympic Record – After Battling Heart Condition
uinterview.com, July 30th 2012
U.S. swimmer Dana Vollmer set the Olympic record in 100-meter butterfly during the preliminaries on Saturday with an all-time best of 56.25 — just 17-hundreths of a second difference from the previous record of 56.61, established by Inge de Bruijn in 2000.
Free training for disabled people in Warwickshire
The ASPIRE project is open to people aged 17 to 65 and offers training sessions to help build confidence and communication skills. Fortnightly drop in sessions on Wednesday from 11-2pm will be held in Coventry at the following venues: The Koco Building and Spon End Arches.
Training sessions are also being planned for Stratford, Warwick, Leamington, Nuneaton and Bedworth. Dates and venues to be confirmed.
At the group, participants can get help and advice, listen to guest speakers, play games and activities and enjoy a free lunch and refreshments.
For more information call Mark or Lauren on 02476712984.
One Mission One Million
The 1 Mission 1 Million (1M1M) initiative has been sweeping accolades at a prestigious awards ceremony in London. The campaign to combat AF-related stroke has been honoured with Best Public Health Initiative and Excellence in Digital Communications at the Communiqué Awards.
The annual awards ceremony, which was held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, highlights leaders in healthcare communications that promote campaigns for better care and treatment for patients. Only those campaigns that meet an impressive benchmark of excellence and promote best practice are shortlisted.
The 1M1M campaign is going from strength to strength to support advancements in AF-related stroke prevention. Sign the petition or join the discussion on Twitter #AFmission.
London 2012 Olympics: The all singing, all dancing medics taking part in the opening ceremony
London Evening Standard, July 23rd 2012
A team of dancing and singing nurses will star in the Olympics opening ceremony, it was revealed today.
Sports Guidelines for Long QT Syndrome Patients May Be Too Strict, Mayo Clinic Finds
mayoclinic.org, July 24th 2012
Finding comes as Olympian once thought to have symptoms prepares to compete.
Correcting Rapid Heart Rhythms In Children With The Help Of 'Heart Maps'
medicalnewstoday.com, July 24th 2012
The first study of a procedure to make three-dimensional "maps" of electrical signals in children's hearts could help cardiologists correct rapid heart rhythms in young patients, according to new research presented at the American Heart Association's Basic Cardiovascular Sciences 2012 Scientific Sessions.
Fine tuning cardiac ablation could lead to quicker results for patients with arrhythmias
Medical Xpress, July 24th 2012
University of Michigan chemists and physicians examine a new method for targeted cardiac ablation that could lead to quicker results for patients with arrhythmias.
Man who had cardiac arrest completes epic bike ride
newburytoday.co.uk, July 11th 2012
A WOOLTON Hill man has completed a sponsored cross country bicycle ride, after climbing back in the saddle following a cardiac arrest during the ride last year.
How jellyfish created in a lab could help cut toll of heart deaths: First step towards 'biological' pacemakers
London 2012: Preventing sudden cardiac death on the world's biggest athletic stage
theheart.org, July 23rd 2012
London, UK - When 32-year-old Claire Squires collapsed in sudden cardiac arrest during the London Marathon in May, Dr Sanjay Sharma (St George's Hospital, London, UK), medical director for the race, tried in vain to save her.
Children's heart surgery centres
Northumberland Gazette, July 16th 2012
An Amble mum has expressed delight at the ‘fantastic’ news that the heart unit that saved her daughter has avoided the axe.
500th pacemaker fitted at hospital
Hartlepool Mail, July 13th 2012
The University Hospital of Hartlepool has seen its 500th pacemaker patient this week.
When your heart skips a beat or two
MSN India, July 10th 2012
Chest pain is one of the most common symptoms of an often ignored and prevalent problem called arrhythmia that affects 2 per cent of the population.
Long QT syndrome makes heart vulnerable to fast, chaotic heartbeats
Chicago Tribune, 6th July 2012
Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a genetic abnormality in the heart's electrical system. The condition is one of many genetic heart rhythm disorders. Of these, LQTS is the most common, affecting as many as 1 in 2,000 people.
Village News, July 5th 2012
There are countless diseases that affect the heart. Sometimes it is easiest to look at heart problems in terms of two simplistic categories: plumbing and electrical.
St. Ben's fundraising for life-saving AED for the school
Stratford Herald, June 26th 2012
ST BENEDICT'S RC High School, in Alcester, is on the road to becoming Heart Safe, thanks to hard work from both staff and students alike.
Cameron Health has won 1st place in the Cameron Innovation Awards Ceremony
June 28th 2012
Cameron Health has developed the world's first and only commercially available subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator – the S-ICD® System. Unlike conventional implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), which require thin, insulated wires (leads) to pass through the venous system and into the heart, the entire S-ICD System sits just below the skin and leaves the heart and blood vessels untouched. This one-of-a-kind technology has the potential to expand the reach of ICD therapy, offering physicians and appropriate patients a new alternative to traditional ICDs.
Glucose to power pacemakers?
The Economist, June 28th 2012
Researchers are trying to harness glucose—the body’s own fuel—to power implantable gadgets such as pacemakers
Implant used to monitor heart patients
Southampton Southern Daily Echo, June 25th 2012
A SOUTHAMPTON hospital has the become the first in the country to remotely monitor 1,000 heart patients via a small device implanted under the skin.
Young dad (25) cheats death after 999 call is blocked
Dunfermline Press, June 22nd 2012
A YOUNG Dunfermline dad who suffered a cardiac arrest at home only survived because he lives yards from the ambulance station.
Neurocardiogenic Syncope: Who Should Get a Pacemaker?
journalwatch.org, June 20th 2012
In a small randomized trial, pacing significantly reduced recurrence in older adults with frequent episodes and demonstrable asystole.
Man who died laughing at Goodies had Long QT syndrome
The Telegraph, 21st June 2012
When Alex Mitchell collapsed and died while watching an episode of the Goodies in 1975, the manner of his demise passed into comedy legend.
Judith aims to raise funds for life-saving defibrillator
Prestwich and Whitefield Gazette, June 21st 2012
A CAMPAIGN has been launched to buy vital medical equipment which could save lives in Tottington.
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MP Ward is supporting heart plea
Bradford Telegraph and Argus, June 18th 2012
Bradford East MP David Ward has given his support to a campaign to raise awareness of Atrial Fibrillation (AF) and the importance of empowering patients to recognise the signs of the UK's most common heart rhythm disorder.
Boston Scientific Closes Cameron Health Division
June 8th 2012
Adds first and only commercially available subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator, called the S-ICD system.
Crediton fire fighter given life saving award
thisisthewestcountry.co.uk, May 25th 2012
A CREDITON firefighter who saved the life of a Cullompton footballer has been honoured for his actions at a special award ceremony.
Boston Scientific Closes Cameron Health Acquisition