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Join Udo Lindenberg and Katharina Bauer at heart rhythm awareness event in Berlin

#PulseDay event: Save the date

Risk Factors and Prevention
Arrhythmias and Device Therapy

Saturday, 6 April 2024, 19:30 CEST at Charité, Hörsaalruine, Berlin

Join iconic singer and artist Udo Lindenberg and superstar pole vault athlete Katharina Bauer at Charité, Hörsaalruine, Berlin to hear their personal stories of living with a heart rhythm disorder.

The event is hosted by the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) on the eve of EHRA 2024 – the leading international congress for heart rhythm specialists.


Know your pulse

“One in three people in Europe will develop a serious heart rhythm problem in their lifetime, putting them at increased risk of stroke and premature death,” said Professor Julian Chun, chair of the EHRA Scientific Initiatives Committee. “Often there are no symptoms. That’s why it’s important to measure your pulse at least once a year.”

“Checking your pulse is simple – put two fingers on the side of your wrist and count the number of beats in a minute. A healthy number is 60 to 80 beats per minute. If your number is outside this, or the beats are irregular, don’t worry – there is unlikely to be a problem – but see your physician just to be sure. Also visit your physician if you are in pain, dizzy, or have fainting spells.”

“We should all know our pulse. And we can help each other – grandchildren can check their grandparents’ pulse, for example. Knowing our bodies helps us to stay healthy.”



Saturday, 6 April 2024, 19:30 CEST



Charité, Hörsaalruine

Virchowweg 16

10117 Berlin


What to expect:

Katharina Bauer will share her personal experience of living with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), a device for stopping potentially deadly heart rhythms in their tracks.

Udo Lindenberg will virtually share his perspective on why it’s important to know your pulse. A brand new painting he has created for the event will be presented.

The latest medical information on the prevention, detection, and treatment of heart rhythm disorders, also called arrhythmias, will be examined by global experts, including:

  • EHRA President Professor Jose Merino, La Paz University Hospital, Madrid, Spain.
  • Medical influencer Dr. John Mandrola, Baptist Medical Associates, Louisville, Kentucky, US.
  • EHRA Past President (2015 to 2017) Professor Gerhard Hindricks, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany.
  • EHRA Past President (2013 to 2015) Professor Karl-Heinz Kuck, University Heart Centre Lübeck, Germany.
  • EHRA President-Elect Professor Helmut Pürerfellner, Ordensklinikum Linz, Austria.

Notes to editor

ESC Press Office
Tel: +33 (0) 7 8531 2036


This event is a continuation of the global ‘Pulse Day’ awareness campaign that was launched on 1 March. Pulse Day is a collaboration of the three leading heart rhythm societies, including EHRA, the Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society (APHRS), the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), and the Latin American Heart Rhythm Society (LAHRS).


About the European Heart Rhythm Association

The European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) is a branch of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Its aim is to improve patients’ quality of life and reduce sudden cardiac death by limiting the impact of heart rhythm disturbances. 


About the EHRA Congress     #EHRA2024

EHRA 2024 is the annual congress of the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).


About the European Society of Cardiology

The ESC brings together health care professionals from more than 150 countries, working to advance cardiovascular medicine and help people to live longer, healthier lives.


Information for journalists about registration for EHRA 2024

EHRA 2024 will be held 7 to 9 April at the CityCube Berlin, Germany, and online. Explore the scientific programme.

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