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What is a stroke or cerebral infarct?

A cerebrovascular accident (CVA) or a stroke is a medical condition where the blood circulation in the brain is suddenly disrupted. 17 million people worldwide suffer from a stroke each year, making it the second most common cause of death…

What is atrial fibrillation?

Atrial fibrillation or AF is the most common heart rhythm disorder and is defined by its irregular and often accelerated heart beat. Untreated atrial fibrillation increases the chance for certain serious disorders like stroke, heart failure, diabetes, dementia and hypertension.…

Why you should check your heart rhythm regularly

As opposed to your heart rate which varies constantly, your heart rhythm should stay regular throughout the day. An irregular rhythm of your heartbeat is what we call a heart rhythm disorder or arrhythmia. From the age of 40 you…

How does FibriCheck measure your heart rhythm?

Measuring your heart rate is quite simple. Place your finger on the inside of your wrist or on your neck and count the number of heartbeats in one minute. A healthy heart rate at rest ranges from 60 anywhere up…

Heart rate versus heart rhythm

You can have a perfectly normal heart rate but still suffer from heart rhythm disorders. What is the difference between the two? And how do you check your heart rate and your heart rhythm?

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