We aim to hold meetings Arbury Community Centre unless Covid -19 levels mean Zoom meetings are advisable.  We will keep members updated of plans via email. If you would like to join Cambridge Heartbeats and sign up to our mailing list, please EMAIL US.

Dates for your diary

  • 12 April 2023
  • 12 July 2023
  • 11 October 2023
  • 10 January 2024

Meeting address: Arbury Community Centre Campkin Road Cambridge CB4 2LD

Previous meetings

January 2023 – Alan Darby, Cardiac Rehabilitation lead inspired us all to start exercising! November 2022 – Kathryn Carver, Lead Heart Function Nurse, provided an informative session about living with reduced heart function September 2022 – A social meeting to allow members to share experiences, supported by Kate Sanders to answer any technical device questions July 2022 – Adam Chiesa and Trevor Fernandes from the East of England Innovation Hub attended to tell us about the project and collect patient feedback May 2022 – Kieran Hain from Boston Scientific attended with a simulator and programmer to demonstrate ICD check-ups in clinic (Arbury Community Centre) March 2022 – unfortunately our speaker was not able to attend, so members took the opportunity to share experiences and get to know each other a little better (Arbury Community Centre) January 2022 – Tracy Goodman presented on behalf of Arrhythmia Alliance about the charity’s work supporting patients with heart rhythm disorders (Zoom session) October 2021 – Cardiac Physiologist Kate Sanders provided a demonstration of ICD technology and follow-up (Arbury Community Centre) July 2021 – Summer social meeting held outdoors to facilitate a return to face to face meetings (Cherry Hinton Hall Park) April 2021 – Dr Gareth Burr led a mindfulness session and Floyd Brown from Boston Scientific joined the meeting for an ICD Q&A (Zoom session) January 2021 – James Wimbury, Dietitian, provided a talk and Q&A regarding diet and eating for cardiac health (Zoom session) October 2020 – Cardiac Rehab lead Alan Darby talked about the importance of exercising and special considerations for those with ICDs (Zoom session) July 2020 – Dr Anna Goodhart spoke to the group about the role of common cardiac medications in managing cardiac conditions (Zoom session) April 2020 – Cardiac Physiologist Kate Sanders updated the group on plans for ICD follow-up during the Covid-19 pandemic, including the use of home monitoring (Zoom session) January 2020 – Stephen Clarke from Medtronic brought along some ICDs and a simulator to demonstrate how ICDs work and are followed-up in clinic (Arbury Community Centre) October 2019 – At this inaugural meeting Kathryn Carver, Lead Heart Function Nurse, spoke to the group about managing symptoms of heart failure (Arbury Community Centre) Clinical speakers are based at Addenbrooke’s Hospital unless otherwise stated