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Heart rhythm disorders: a silent killer

Your heart sees to it that blood is circulated around your body. At rest, the heart does so at 60 to 100 beats a minute. If you are exerting yourself, this causes your heart rate to go up in order…

Atrial fibrillation: what are the symptoms?

Atrial fibrillation – also known as auricular fibrillation, and usually abbreviated as AF - is one of the most commonly encountered heart rhythm disorders. But how do you know whether you have this heart rhythm disorder? What are the symptoms?…

Palpitations: what to do?

Are you having palpitations? For starters: you are not alone. Palpitations are very widespread. They are one of the main reasons why patients go to see their GP, cardiologist or end up at Accident & Emergency.1 But these medical checks…

Healthy ways to enjoy drinking alcohol

In parts 1 and 2 of this series, we delved deeper into alcohol consumption. It’s a fact that, because we enjoy life, we are masters of alcohol. It’s a fact that an occasional glass can have a positive impact on…

What alcohol does to your body – and your heart

Alcohol has been part of Western culture for centuries. And because we enjoy life, we like to keep up that tradition. After all, isn’t a daily glass of alcohol healthy for your heart? Or is any glass one too many?…

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