Heart Rhythm

    Health Box

    Sunday, 19 July 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.

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