Atrial fibrillation is a very common disorder. It causes palpitations, shortness of breath, and dizziness, and critically it can lead to a stroke. There are many different types of treatment, one of which include a type of ablation called pulmonary vein isolation.
ACE inhibitors are a key treatment for patients with heart failure, high blood pressure, or those with previous heart attacks. Examples include ramipril, perindopril, and enalapril.
Sinus rhythm is the normal regular heartbeat that most people are in.
A stress test is designed to see whether you may have an issue with the blood supply to your heart, called ischaemia. They are different types of stress test – a stress echocardiogram involves performing an ultrasound of your heart (an echo), then putting your heart under a form of stress and repeating the ultrasound, then comparing the images to see if the heart muscle pumps differently at rest and when it is working hard.
Heart attacks are one of the worldwide leading causes of death. Although it is important to know the symptoms when they occur, how can you predict your chances of having a heart attack in the future before it happens?
A heart attack is a critical event – the heart muscle isn’t getting enough blood, giving patients symptoms of chest pain and shortness of breath. They can range from small amounts of damage to being life-threatening – so how do we treat heart attacks?
A stethoscope is a listening device used to listen inside the body, most commonly to the heart, the lungs, and the bowel.
The word angina is typically used to describe the key symptom of the heart muscle not getting enough blood – what typically leads to a heart attack. Read on to find out what angina feels like and what to do about it.
Because there are so many different parts to the heart, we can assess how well it works (and for the presence of heart disease) with many kinds of different tests. Some of these are simple, quick and non-invasive, and others are a little more complicated. Here’s an overview.