Your Heart Is In Your Hands
Heart Rhythm Week at West Middlesex Hospital
Information about heart rhythm disorders is available in West Middlesex Hospital’s main atrium this week.
The stand is raising awareness and promoting better understanding of heart rhythm disorders as part of national Heart Rhythm Week (21 – 27 May 2012).
It joins hundreds of other events across the country promoting this year’s theme ‘Your Heart in Your Hands’ which aims to empower patients by highlighting the signs and symptoms of heart rhythm disorders using a checklist.
The national campaign by Arrhythmia Alliance (A-A), The Heart Rhythm Charity is encouraging anyone experiencing palpitations, shortness of breath or feeling faint to download the checklist at www.heartrhythmcharity.org.uk.
The stand is being organised by Cas Shotter, Specialist Nurse - Cardiology, Agnes Kaba, Specialist Nurse - Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic, and Philip Eardley, Clinical Specialist Nurse.
Trudie Lobban MBE, Founder and Trustee of Arrhythmia Alliance, said: “Arrhythmia Alliance would like to thank West Middlesex University Hospital 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.”
May 21, 2012