HeartSine celebrates 10 years of arrhythmia care with Arrhythmia Alliance

Arrhythmia_Alliance_LOGO_-_high_resHeartSine is proud to announce its sponsorship of the Arrhythmia Alliance (AA) Parliamentary Reception, which will focus on raising further awareness of the heart condition and improving patient care.

Marking ten years of advancements in arrhythmia care, the Arrhythmia Alliance will hold the reception in the House of Commons in London, England, on Wednesday 11 June 2014.

Ahead of the event, Chief Executive of HeartSine, Declan O’Mahoney, said:

“It is an honour to sponsor Arrhythmia Alliance’s Parliamentary Reception to mark the extraordinary developments they have pioneered in arrhythmia detection and treatment over the last ten years.

“If undetected and unmonitored, arrhythmias can cause the heart to stop, an event known as sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). In the event of an SCA a defibrillator can be used to deliver an electrical shock to restart the heart. If an AED is used in conjunction with CPR, a person’s chance of survival increases to over 70%, whereas without use of a defibrillator and CPR, this is less than 10%.

“At HeartSine, our primary aim is to increase the availability of defibrillators, which can be used by anybody with or without training, in public places. We work closely with organisations, such as AA, to support research into heart conditions which can cause SCA and how diagnosis and treatment can be further improved.”

To learn more about Arrhythmia Alliance or to make a donation, please visit:

www.heartrhythmcharity.org.uk/