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Taste of Cinema. The Learning Pit with James Nottingham. The 5 Best Free Mind Mapping Tools for Teachers - eLearning Industry. Atrial Fibrillation (AF). Symptoms and Treatments. The heart has four chambers - two atria and two ventricles.

Atrial Fibrillation (AF). Symptoms and Treatments

The walls of these chambers are mainly made of special heart muscle. The chambers have to squeeze (contract) in the correct order for the heart to pump blood correctly with each heartbeat. The sequence of each normal heartbeat is as follows: The sinoatrial (SA) node in the right atrium is a tiny inbuilt timer. It fires off an electrical impulse at regular intervals. If you have AF: Your heart rate is usually (but not always) a lot faster than normal.Your heartbeat is irregular - that is, an abnormal heart rhythm (an arrhythmia).The force of each heartbeat can vary in intensity. What happens is that the normal controlling timer in the heart is overridden by many random electrical impulses that fire off from the heart muscle in the atria. Therefore, if you have AF and feel your pulse, you may count up to 180 beats per minute. AF Specialists - Atrial Fibrillation Specialists – AFA UK Specialists.

Staff - Chief Executive Officer. Founder & Trustee of Arrhythmia Alliance (The Heart Rhythm Charity)Founder of Syncope Trust and Reflex anoxic Seizure group (STARS & STARS-US)Founder & CEO of Atrial Fibrillation Association (AFA) In 1993 Trudie Lobban established STARS (www.stars.org.uk) as a result of her own daughter being diagnosed with Reflex Anoxic Seizures (RAS).

Staff - Chief Executive Officer

Trudie brought together a multi-disciplinary group of professionals consisting of pediatricians, geriatricians, neurologists and cardiologists to form the STARS Medical Advisory committee. May 2004 saw the first Arrhythmia Awareness Week and the establishment of Arrhythmia Alliance A-A). The Arrhythmia Alliance (www.heartrhythmcharity.org.uk) is a coalition of charities, patient groups, healthcare professionals, Department of Health, Government and industry allies all working together.

In 2006, the first Heart Rhythm Congress was held (www.heartrhythm.org.uk), again the brainchild of Trudie Lobban, in partnership with HRUK. Heart rhythm problems. Heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias) are experienced by more than 1 million people a year in the UK.

Heart rhythm problems

They're one of the top 10 reasons why people go to hospital. Certain types of arrhythmia can cause sudden cardiac death, which kills 100,000 people a year in the UK. Leadership. RSCON 2014. Oasis Shirley Park. Oasis Academy Shirley Park's students, staff and parents are celebrating being part of an Outstanding School Community, with the Academy being awarded a '1' against all five of the Ofsted criterion of a Section 5 full inspection: Overall effectiveness; Achievement of Pupils; Quality of Teaching; Behaviour and Safety; and Leadership and Management.

Oasis Shirley Park

With just one day's notice, and against a tough new framework introduced last year, the Academy has built upon its recent success of being named as the no.1 school in the country when compared to similar schools, by gaining an exceptional report and feedback from the five strong team of inspectors. All phases of the Academy were praised; in the Early Years Foundation Stage, children were found to make outstanding progress given their very low starting points; and the Sixth Form is quoted as improving rapidly because of its outstanding leadership and management.

We are not alone in this belief. Founder of Oasis UK. d5bc15a0-9fb0-11e3-b5ea-123139077938-large.png (PNG Image, 1024 × 576 pixels) - Scaled (98. ParentPort. Virgin Media vs Sky review 2014. Monday, January 20th 2014 If you’re looking for quality broadband, TV and phone, Virgin Media and Sky are two of the main contenders.

Virgin Media vs Sky review 2014

These two media empires offer a wide variety of choice, whether you’re after just one or two services, or a big brilliant bundle of all three. So how do you choose between them? It’s not easy, but we’re here to help as we pitch the two providers against each other on the issues that matter to you most. From availability and broadband speed to TV channels and home phone options, we review which provider offers the best services and value for money to help you choose between them. At a glance Before we delve into the details, let's see how Virgin Media and Sky measure up on headline facts and features.

Availability Virgin Limited availability is a major snag for Virgin Media, although coverage is growing all the time. Sky Coverage is more extensive at Sky, which uses the BT Openreach network to run its ADSL and fibre broadband services. TV’s Future: The Broadcast Empire Strikes Back. Image: Getty Images Like most who grew up in the middle of the 20th century, I have fond memories of my family crowded around a snowy, rabbit-eared tube to watch Bonanza and The Ed Sullivan Show on weekend nights.

TV’s Future: The Broadcast Empire Strikes Back

Back then, broadcast television was king. It was all we had, and we were crazy about it. By 1960, televisions had found a place in more than three-fourths of homes across the United States. This was just 35 years after Scottish inventor John Logie Baird transmitted the first picture broadcast ever—the moving image of a ventriloquist’s dummy—from his laboratory to a room next door.

Francis joins Facebook. Pope Francis GIACOMO GALEAZZIvatican city Francis may one day not long from now have his very own profile on the world’s favourite social network.

Francis joins Facebook

Francis joins Facebook.