Resting heart rate
Resting heart rate is the number of times your heart beats per minute when you are at rest. Learn why it’s an important sign of your heart health and how to check it.
Bradycardia is a slower than normal heart rate, which can lead to a range of symptoms such as feeling faint, tired or short of breath.
Heart arrhythmias are irregular heartbeats. The heart can beat too fast, too slow or irregularly — learn how to recognise the symptoms here.
Has your doctor recommended you to have a pacemaker? Find out what it is, who needs it and things to consider before and after the surgery.
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.
Relaxation and mental health
Relaxation can have many physical benefits including slowing your heart rate, reducing blood pressure and muscle tension as well as helping you manage stress.
Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome is a possible cause of tachychardia (occasional or frequent episodes of very fast heartbeats). Learn more here.
Tachycardia is a condition where the heart beats at a faster rate than normal (usually more than 100 beats per minute).
Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormone. Learn about the symptoms, how it's diagnosed and treatment options.
Hyperthyroidism (sometimes called thyrotoxicosis) occurs when the thyroid gland is overactive. Learn more about hyperthyroidism, including the common signs and symptoms, and treatment options.