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Islanders are being invited to a free event where they can have their heart rhythm and pulse checked.
Jersey’s Heart Team, supported by the Jersey Heart Support Group charity will be running a heart screening event in St Helier Town Hall from 11am until 3pm on Tuesday 22 November.
One in four of the adult population will develop a heart rhythm problem and next week is Atrial Fibrillation (AF) awareness week (21st -24th November).
The Jersey Heart Support Group has also funded a new service for patients suffering from blackouts.
The T-LOC (transient loss of consciousness) clinic is a rapid assessment service that is run by specially trained nurses alongside the main cardiology clinics in the hospital.
The fundraising has led to the appointment of Sister Kelly-Anne Kinsella to the Heart Team at the General Hospital for the next three years. Sister Kinsella will work alongside arrhythmia nurse specialist Sister Angela Hall to provide the service.
Patients presenting to the hospital or those referred in from their general practitioner will be seen rapidly in the T-LOC clinic, reducing waiting times and reducing hospital admissions.
“Half of the population will experience a black out or collapse at some point in their life. Sometimes these episodes can be a warning sign of something more serious that needs urgent intervention. Rapid assessment by the right staff is essential” said Dr Andrew Mitchell, Jersey’s Consultant Cardiologist.
Pictured are Sister Angela Hall, Dr Andrew Mitchell and Sister kelly Anne Kinsella