Heart Rhythm

Health Box

Sunday, July 19th, 2020 - 3 minutes

statistics show heart rhythm irregularities account for at least 100,000 sudden cardiac deaths each year in the UK – its estimated that 80% of those deaths are preventable.
The most common heart rhythm disorder is Atrial Fibrillation (AF) affecting around one million people in the UK– the risk from which increases with age – at the age of 40 we have a 1 in 4 life time risk of developing AF (increasing the risk of stroke by 500%, by 65 its significantly higher. However it has to be remembered that heart rhythm irregularities can affect people of any age-young or old- healthy or unhealthy.