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Arrhythmia Alliance Know Your Pulse Initiative

EDM number 255 in 2009-10, proposed by David Taylor on 25/11/2009.
Categorised under the topic of Health education and preventive medicine.

That this House congratulates the Arrhythmia Alliance on the Know Your Pulse initiative to raise awareness amongst the public and the NHS of this basic health check to detect potentially fatal heart rhythm disorders; notes that in 2007 the Department of Health estimated that there were over 600,000 patients in England living with the most common arrhythmia atrial fibrillation which is also a leading cause of stroke; recalls that 150,000 strokes occur every year in the UK, a rate of 410 per day and 17 per hour, and that 15 per cent. of strokes are associated with atrial fibrillation alone; recognises that people with an arrhythmia have a dramatically reduced quality of life and face serious long-term health complications including stroke or sudden death; supports efforts to increase the rate of early identification of heart rhythm disorders in order to reduce premature deaths from heartbeat disorders and other co-morbidities, such as heart failure and hypertension; believes that the most effective way to achieve this is to place pulse checks on a procedural par with weight and blood pressure tests in GP surgeries; and calls on the Government to facilitate an improvement in the timely and effective diagnosis and treatment of arrhythmias.

This motion has been signed by a total of 43 MPs, 2 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

David Taylor25/11/2009North West LeicestershireLabourWithdrawn
Peter Bottomley26/11/2009Worthing WestConservativeProposed
David Drew26/11/2009StroudLabourSeconded
Alan Meale26/11/2009MansfieldLabourSeconded
Lindsay Hoyle26/11/2009ChorleyLabourSeconded
Mike Hancock26/11/2009Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
Andrew George26/11/2009St IvesLiberal DemocratSeconded
Rudi Vis26/11/2009Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Janet Anderson26/11/2009Rossendale and DarwenLabourSigned
Martin Caton26/11/2009GowerLabourSigned
Colin Burgon26/11/2009ElmetLabourSigned
Annette Brooke26/11/2009Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Lynne Jones30/11/2009Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Malcolm Moss30/11/2009North East CambridgeshireConservativeSigned
Jeremy Corbyn30/11/2009Islington NorthLabourSigned
John Cummings30/11/2009EasingtonLabourSigned
Bill Etherington30/11/2009Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
John Leech30/11/2009Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Dai Davies01/12/2009Blaenau GwentIndependentSigned
Keith Vaz01/12/2009Leicester EastLabourSigned
Mark Durkan01/12/2009FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Andrew Dismore01/12/2009HendonLabourSigned
John Austin01/12/2009Erith and ThamesmeadLabourSigned
William McCrea02/12/2009South AntrimDUPSigned
Janet Dean02/12/2009BurtonLabourSigned
Derek Wyatt02/12/2009Sittingbourne and SheppeyLabourSigned
Andrew Pelling02/12/2009Croydon CentralIndependentSigned
Jim Devine02/12/2009LivingstonLabourSigned
Nigel Dodds03/12/2009Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Jeffrey M Donaldson03/12/2009Lagan ValleyDUPSigned
Eric Illsley07/12/2009Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Betty Williams07/12/2009ConwyLabourSigned
Stephen Hepburn07/12/2009JarrowLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell08/12/2009East LondonderryDUPSigned
Iris Robinson10/12/2009StrangfordDUPWithdrawn
Brian Jenkins10/12/2009TamworthLabourSigned
Michael Connarty10/12/2009Linlithgow and East FalkirkLabourSigned
Dan Rogerson10/12/2009North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Kelvin Hopkins15/12/2009Luton NorthLabourSigned
Alistair Carmichael16/12/2009Orkney and ShetlandLiberal DemocratSigned
Harry Cohen16/12/2009Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Russell Brown11/01/2010Dumfries and GallowayLabourSigned
Alan Simpson12/01/2010Nottingham SouthLabourSigned

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