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Don’t let stress affect your heart health

Stress has become part of everyday life for all of us. It is that bad that we have even come to accept stress as normal. But is it normal though? What exactly is stress? What does it do to our…

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…

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…

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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