Summary of Heart Rhythm Week 3-9 June 2013
Congratulations to all of the individuals, teams and organisations that took part in this year’s Heart Rhythm Week. You were part of the biggest Heart Rhythm Week ever with over 6,000 events taking place in the UK and across the world!
Top ten facts about hearts
3 June 2013, Daily Express online
THIS is Heart Rhythm Week when Arrhythmia Alliance (www.aaaw.org.uk) will be promoting increased awareness of heart rhythm disorders.
Free heart checks for Islanders
4 June 2013, Channel News
Islanders are being offered the opportunity to have a free heart check next week as part of Heart Rhythm Week, a UK national campaign.
This year, the team will be using a state of the art hand-held ECG recorder that attaches to an iPhone and offers a rapid assessment of your heart rhythm. The team will also be performing pulse and blood pressure checks. Stands and support will be available from the Jersey Heart Support Group and St John’s Ambulance.
Wife’s heart disorder prompts Corby man to raise £5,000 for charity
29 May 2013, Northamptonshire Telegraph
Corby man Chris Robertson took on the world’s biggest assault course and raised £5,000 for a charity which helped his wife through a rare condition which caused her to pass out every day.
The 34-year-old architectural technician and four colleagues took on the gruelling Rat Race Dirty Weekend in Burghley, Lincolnshire, earlier this month, and raised £2,500 for STARS (Syncope Trust And Reflex anoxic Seizures). The amount was matched by their employer, Stamford-based UrbanEdge architecture.
Model faces a lifetime of sitting down after being struck by a rare condition which means she faints every time she stands up
29 May 2013, DailyMail online
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