Atrial fibrillation (when part of the heart ‘quivers’ rather than beating normally) could lead to a stroke. Know the symptoms and decrease your risk.
A defibrillator (sometimes called an AED or ‘defib’) can save someone's life if they have a cardiac arrest. Learn more about defibs, and how to increase a person's chances of survival.
An external cardioversion is a procedure to treat an abnormal heart rhythm. It involves connecting you to a defibrillator machine that gives a controlled electric shock to make your heart beat normally again.
Heart attack treatments
Too many people lose their lives because they wait too long to get treatment for heart attack. Find out about treatment options for a heart attack.
If you become suddenly aware of your heartbeat, especially if it’s faster or harder, you could be having palpitations. Learn how to spot the signs.
Heart arrhythmias are irregular heartbeats. The heart can beat too fast, too slow or irregularly — learn how to recognise the symptoms here.
Stroke prevention through medicines and surgery
Medical treatments to prevent stroke include surgery on the carotid arteries and medication to reduce blood pressure or clotting. Find out more here.
This is a condition where the heart struggles to pump enough blood. The diagnosis can be overwhelming, but it is possible to live with heart failure.
What causes heart failure?
Often there is not one single cause of heart failure. There are a number of conditions that make it more likely that you will develop heart failure. Find out what can cause heart failure.
What causes a stroke?
Stroke is a largely preventable event and many stroke risk factors can be reduced by making lifestyle changes. Discover what might cause you to have a stroke.