REVEAL THE SILENT KILLERS AND LIVE LONGER: ONE HEART ONE LIFE CAMPAIGN Tuesday 9 August 2011 PDF Print ONE HEART ONE LIFE CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES IN THE NORTH WEST Reveal the silent killers – and help prevent a stroke This month sees the launch of One Heart, One Life Campaign – launched in the North West of England and coming to your area! To help reduce the incidence of stroke, Macclesfield based company, Dot Medical, has developed a brand new, non-invasive screening programme to check people for Atrial Fibrillation (irregular heartbeat) as well as 12 other heart measurements. Dot Medical Ltd. specializes in Cardiological (heart) equipment; so they decided to use their knowledge and expertise to develop a locally based, mobile screening programme to help people detect whether they may have Atrial Fibrillation, which can cause a stroke. Why Now and why Atrial Fibrillation? Atrial Fibrillation often has no symptoms at all and it can cause small blood clots to form increasing the chances of a stroke occurring five fold! Every year an estimated 150,000 people in the UK have a stroke – and 1 in 4 of these victims has Atrial Fibrillation. Of all people who suffer a stroke, about a third is likely to die within the first 10 days. In fact, stroke has a greater disability impact than any other medical condition. The incidence of strokes has increased around the world so much that China and Europe are actively campaigning to check for Atrial Fibrillation in order to help reduce the number of people at increased risk of suffering a stroke. Dot Medical decided they would initially roll out this programme locally, so that people living in the North West of England are the first to be offered the chance of this new initiative. Managing Director of Dot Medical, Dr. Ian Rankin commented: ‘Dot Medical’s goal is to screen as many people as possible in local venues. If we can help people to reduce the chances of their having a stroke by checking their heart rhythm, using state of the art equipment, then our efforts will have been well worthwhile. In the case of a stroke, screening prevention could make all the difference between a high quality of life and a devastatingly poor quality of life’. The screening programme is quick, non-invasive and affordable using the latest technology to check for Atrial Fibrillation. The screen only takes a few minuted and can be completed whilst sitting in a chair. Patients will receive a detailed result sheet which can be shared with their Doctor if they wish. Screening starts on August 18th in Cheshire at: Tytherington, Prestbury and Alderley Edgeand costs only is £89.00: it only takes a few minutes and could save you years. For further information contact: Denise Rankin: Dot Medical: 01625 668811 or see our website at: www.1heart1life.com This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Dot Medical in the following categories: Men's Interest, Health, Women's Interest & Beauty, Education & Human Resources, Medical & Pharmaceutical, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.