Helicon brings hearty service to GPs

December 11, 2014

Source: Ehealth Insider

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Date of publication: December 2014

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: Helicon Health, a spin-out company of University College London, is working with Inhealthcare to integrate its heart condition management and education software with Inhealthcare’s self-monitoring system. This service is being used by two hospitals and 33 community sites and enables clinicians to manage patients with atrial fibrillation in the community instead of in hospital. It also allows patients to monitor their condition at home.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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Know Your Pulse campaign

September 12, 2011

Source: Arrhythmia Alliance

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Date of publication: May 2011

Publication type: Website

In a nutshell: Know Your Pulse is a visual resource to promote simple pulse checks as a means of detecting potential arrhythmias. The two minute film clip was initially commissioned by the Dorset Cardiac and Stroke Network and has been shown in 86% of practices across Dorset. The clip has been adapted for the Know Your Pulse campaign and other free educational and awareness tools are available from the website.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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Acknowledgement: Dorset Cardiac and Stroke Network


Yoga halves irregular heartbeat episodes – US study

April 11, 2011

Source: Reuters

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Date of publication: April 2011

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: A small US study has found that yoga can halve the episodes of atrial fibrillation, as well as reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression related to the condition. The participants involved in the study had no prior experience of yoga and their experiences of irregular heartbeat were measured over a six-month period.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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Continuing to improve cardiac services: Heart Improvement Programme national project summaries 2009/10

April 9, 2010

Source: NHS Improvement

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Date of publication: March 2010

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: Describes the areas of activity on which the Heart Improvement Programme has been focused during 2009/10. Outlines examples of ideas that have been successfully tried by commissioners and providers in England.

Length of publication: 24 pages

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Acknowledgement: NHS Improvement – heart eBulletin 8 April 2010