Nigel backs heart charity

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AMBER Valley MP Nigel Mills was given a pulse check as he backed a campaign this week.

The Tory MP got his health check from Trudie Lobban, founder of the Atrial Fibrillation Association (AFA).

He got the check-up in Parliament as part of World Heart Rhythm Week, which aimed to raise awareness of Atrial Fibrillation, the most common heart rhythm disorder in the UK.

Calling on his constituents back in Amber Valley to check their pulses regularly, Mr Mills said it was ‘astonishing’ such a simple test could help diagnose the condition.

For more information on the testing procedure visit www.knowyourpulse.org.

The association is an international charity. Atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia or heart rhythm disturbance. It occurs when chaotic electrical activity develops in the upper chambers of the heart and effects 1.2 million people in the UK.