A high-profile campaign called Know Your Pulse, which was launched in Corby, was a big success.
It was held on Monday, July 2, to coincide with the Olympic Torch Relay.
The campaign will raise awareness of Atrial Fibrillation (AF) – a serious heart condition which, if left untreated, can cause a stroke. A total of 140 people called into Corby swimming pool to have their pulse checked, including borough councillor John McGhee.
The East Midlands NHS Cardiovascular Network has developed a programme which aims to raise awareness of the condition among healthcare professionals and patients across the East Midlands. It is working with Corby Clinical Commissioning Group in a pilot project to improve the appropriate detection, diagnosis, treatment and risk management of patients with AF.
There will be a second Know Your Pulse session on Thursday, July 5, at the Asda store in Corby, from 10am until 4pm.