What is Heart Rhythm Week?
Since 2004, when Arrhythmia Alliance successfully lobbied for a new Chapter on Arrhythmias and Sudden Cardiac Death in the National Service Framework (NSF) for Coronary Heart Disease, the week has been synonymous with activities across the globe. From pulse checks in Perth, Australia to an arrhythmia information bus in India, Heart Rhythm Week is a time to join in and help ensure we make a difference.
Madras Medical Mission celebrates World Heart Rhythm Week in 2010
What does Heart Rhythm Week involve?
- Raising awareness by holding awareness events such as pulse check clinics, where members of the public can learn more about the symptoms of heart rhythm disorders and learn when to seek further advice from a healthcare professional.
- Community education and fundraising events.
- Highlighting local activities and events to the media.
- Providing awareness packs for people to spread the word about heart rhythm disorders in their community.
Everyone can join in, from downloading the Know Your Pulse fact sheet to share with a friend, to holding an event, fundraising, making a donation, joining Arrhythmia Alliance or distributing information and awareness materials.
Details of previous Heart Rhythm Week campaigns & events can be found below: