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StopAfib.org Announces Participation in World Heart Rhythm Week 2010 and Global "Know Your Pulse" Campaign

Week to Promote Awareness of Atrial Fibrillation and Other Heart Arrhythmias Worldwide

Week to Promote Awareness of Atrial Fibrillation and Other Heart Arrhythmias Worldwide

June 7, 2010 8:07 AM CT

StopAfib.org 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. StopAfib.org 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.

To learn more, see:

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 (pdf)

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Last Modified June 7, 2010

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