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February 5, 2014Atrial Fibrillation and the Arrhythmia Alliance – Latest News

Atrial Fibrillation in the news again today:

 

The Arrythmia Alliance was featured on BBC news this morning, commenting on NEW procedures to assist people who suffer from Atrial Fibrillation (AF).

See http://www.heartrhythmcharity.org.uk/www/index.php and http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01rqyr1

The piece mentioned the fact that there are no symptoms at all for many people who have AF and “more often than not the first time anyone is aware that they have AF is when they have a stroke”

Bluecrest welcomes all advances in the detection and treatment of people with Atrial Fibrillation.

All Bluecrest checks include an ECG check for irregular heartbeat to detect whether this is present at the time of your screening.

Further advances in ongoing home monitoring and additional support from the medical profession should help counter this significant cause of stroke and adult disability.  Interestingly, this piece on the news compared the costs of treating a stroke with the costs of detecting and treating a preventable cause.  Whilst the “return on investment” of looking after preventive health is both compelling and impactful, there is so much more to avoiding conditions such as stroke than the metrics alone can tell us.

For information about Atrial Fibrillation checks included as part of your Bluecrest check-up, see here

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