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Although your heart rate varies throughout the day, it’s important that your heart rhythm stays the same all day long. If there are irregularities in your heart rhythm, then you may be suffering from a heart rhythm disorder or arrhythmia. From the age of 40 there is a 25% chance of developing a heart rhythm disorder. This risk increases with age.

The consequences of cardiac arrhythmias

Does your heart ever skip a beat? Do you sometimes experience palpitations? Then you may be suffering from a heart rhythm condition, which could put you at risk of severe consequences. As the heart beats irregularly, blood clots can be formed in the heart’s chambers. These blood clots can end up in your bloodstream and get stuck in a blood vessel, which can lead to a specific tissue not receiving sufficient oxygen from the bloodstream anymore. In case of a pulmonary embolism for example, a blood clot blocks a blood vessel in the lungs, a stroke means that there’s a blockage in a part of the brain.

Cardiac arrhythmias increase the chance of a stroke.

Atrial fibrillation causes 20% of all strokes. Getting diagnosed in time is therefore of vital importance. With appropriate treatment you can avoid serious complications. Three quarters of all strokes can even be prevented through early detection and active follow-up.

Detecting cardiac arrhythmias: a real challenge

Heart rhythm disorders have a few characteristics which makes it a bit difficult to detect them:

  • A disturbed heart rhythm can come and go.
    When you’re getting an examination done at your GP or cardiologist, then it may seem as if your heart is beating regularly, although you may be suffering from a heart rhythm condition that is just not showing at the time of your examination.
  • Sometimes there are no symptoms at all that suggest a disturbed heart rhythm.
    Four out of ten people with a heart rhythm disorder do not experience any symptoms at all and therefore simply do not know that there is an issue.

FibriCheck: your daily checkup

Early detection and appropriate treatment significantly reduces the risk of serious complications.

With our medically certified app, you can check your heart rhythm using nothing but the camera of your smartphone, whenever and wherever you want. 

Create the habit to check your heart rhythm twice a day and whenever you’re experiencing symptoms using FibriCheck. In case of irregularities you can easily share all findings with your treating physician. 

FibriCheck: monitor your heart rhythm through your fingertip

Download the FibriCheck app

Check your heart rhythm today and avoid the dangers of undiagnosed heart rhythm disorders like atrial fibrillation.


Created on July 2nd, 2019 at 08:31 am

Last updated on September 29th, 2023 at 11:28 am

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