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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…

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…

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…

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