Know Your Pulse


We held an event at our practice to increase the awareness of atrial fibrillation, an irregular rhythm of the heart which is a major risk factor for causing a stroke. It’s simple to detect and easy to treat. We would like to thank Ron and Ammu from Chelwest Hospital for their support in running this successful clinic. #knowyourpulse

Here are some facts.

In London in the next 24 hours

  • 10 strokes will happen in people with atrial fibrillation
  • 6 did not know they had atrial fibrillation  – and could have been treated with blood thinning medication
  • 5 will go to residential care
  • 3 will go home
  • 2 will die

Here is a summary of our Event

Introduction

 

The device used to measure ECG

We had support for the clinic from Patient Representative on the AF project between Chelwest and CLAHRC

And most importantly great patient feedback from more empowered and engaged patients

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