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Take your heart in your hands!

Take your heart in your hands!

 


Wirral Community NHS Trust’s Heart Support Service will be in Birkenhead Market this Thursday (24 May) raising awareness of and helping you spot the signs and symptoms of a heart rhythm disorder.

This is Heart Rhythm Week, the theme is ‘Your Heart in Your Hands’. 

The national campaign - organised by Arrhythmia Alliance (A-A), The Heart Rhythm Charity - focuses on empowering patients and highlighting the signs and symptoms of heart rhythm disorders.

Frieda Rimmer, Head of Wirral Heart Support Services is supporting this year’s campaign and said: “Many of the people who attend our services have some form of rhythm disorder and we would like everyone in Wirral to be aware of what to look for by using a simple method of checking your pulse. Anyone, even children can do this and the staff at the Market stall will be giving away free pulse check cards and demonstrating how this can be done.”

If you are experiencing palpitations, shortness of breath or feeling faint download the ‘Your Heart in Your Hands’ Checklist on The Heart Rhythm Charity’s website (www.heartrhythmcharity.org.uk ).

With at least one in four Britons developing a potentially fatal arrhythmia, the awareness week seeks to highlight the devastating effects of heart rhythm disorders - such as atrial fibrillation, bradycardia and tachycardia.

TrudieLobban MBE, Founder and Trustee of Arrhythmia Alliance, said: “Arrhythmia Alliance would like to thank Wirral Community NHS Trust for supporting Heart Rhythm Week and highlighting the signs and symptoms of heart rhythm disorders. Finding out about arrhythmias early could improve a patient's chance of finding a successful treatment and could save their life. Throughout the week we hope to reach as many people as possible, educating the nation, one event at a time.”

 

 

For more information on Heart Rhythm Week, visit www.heartrhythmweek.org

Last Updated: Thursday, 03 November 2016 11:45

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