ANGUS MP Mike Weir is supporting the Atrial Fibrillation (AF) pledge to help raise awareness of the importance of tackling AF and empowering patients to recognise the signs of a potential heart rhythm disorder.
Mr Weir supports the AF in ensuring that early diagnosis, appropriate management and effective treatment is a priority for the NHS.
The Atrial Fibrillation Association (AFA) focuses on raising awareness of AF by providing information, education and support materials for patients and medical professionals involved in detecting diagnosing and managing AF. The AFA and Arrhythmia Alliance recently held Heart Rhythm Week 2012 which saw volunteers take part in a series of events designed to raise awareness about heart rhythm disorders. These included ‘know your pulse’ sessions were held in public places, and designed to encourage patients to self-diagnose whether they are suffering from an irregular pulse.