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Atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (when part of the heart ‘quivers’ rather than beating normally) could lead to a stroke. Know the symptoms and decrease your risk.

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Defibrillators

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.

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External cardioversion

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.

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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.

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Heart palpitations

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.

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Heart arrhythmias

Heart arrhythmias are irregular heartbeats. The heart can beat too fast, too slow or irregularly — learn how to recognise the symptoms here.

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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.

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Heart failure

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.

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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.

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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.

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