Check your Pulse! (AF screening)

AF screening poster

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Come and get your pulse checked between 8-11am on Thursday 27th April 2017 at Firstcare Practice. Only takes a minute!

In atrial fibrillation, the heart rate is irregular and can sometimes be very fast. In some cases, it can be considerably higher than 100 beats a minute. This can cause problems including dizziness, shortness of breath and tiredness. You may be aware of noticeable heart palpitations, where your heart feels like it’s pounding, fluttering or beating irregularly, often for a few seconds or, in some cases, a few minutes.   Sometimes, atrial fibrillation doesn’t cause any symptoms and a person with it is completely unaware that their heart rate isn’t regular.

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Watch this video to see how we take a medical grade EKG in 30 seconds. Know right away if your heart rhythm is normal or if atrial fibrillation is detected.