Announces Participation in World Heart Rhythm Week 2010 and Global “Know Your Pulse” Campaign Announces Participation in World Heart Rhythm Week 2010 and Global

June 7, 2010 8:07 AM CT is pleased to participate in, and raise awareness of, World Heart Rhythm Week June 7-13, 2010.

World Heart Rhythm Week is the annual global event organized by Arrhythmia Alliance (A-A) and held in partnership with ICPES (International Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology). The week-long event brings international organizations, groups and individuals together to raise awareness and education of heart rhythm disorders. is proud to be a part of this campaign.

Know Your Pulse Global Awareness Campaign

In celebration of World Heart Rhythm Week, the Arrhythmia Alliance announced results from a survey in Europe that found that a large number of those responding ignore simple measures that can identify cardiac arrhythmias, or heart rhythm disorders. To make people aware of the importance of checking your pulse, the A-A will open World Heart Rhythm Week 2010 with the launch of the Know Your Pulse global awareness campaign.

“Taking your pulse rate is a quick and easy way to identify a heart rhythm problem, which in some cases could potentially have serious implications”, says Prof A John Camm, President of Arrhythmia Alliance. “Being aware of your pulse rate is the easiest way for a patient to check for a potential cardiac arrhythmia and may suggest when to contact a healthcare professional for further investigation.”

The Know Your Pulse campaign encourages easy and inexpensive pulse checks as a way to identify potential atrial fibrillation and other arrhythmias. The campaign aims to ensure that pulse checks become routine.

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Please use World Heart Rhythm Week as an opportunity to raise awareness of atrial fibrillation and other heart arrhythmias. Please take a moment right now to check your pulse.

World Heart Rhythm Week Poster