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Anatomy and Workings of the Heart

Anatomy and Workings of the Heart

Anatomy and Workings of the Heart In order to understand the disease process of the heart it is important we first take a look at the basic anatomy of the heart and how it functions ie the anatomy and workings of the heart. Your heart is about the size of your fist....
Balance

Balance

Interesting facts about balance Did you know that One of the most common reasons those over 65 visit a healthcare professional is because of problems with balance? Loss of balance raises your risk of falls. Falls are the leading cause of injuries for those over the...
Recovering from Cardiac Surgery

Recovering from Cardiac Surgery

Recovery from Cardiac Surgery Recovering from cardiac surgery can be challenging and these unusual times can have added challenges.  With the very short length of stay in hospital after the procedure it can seem a little overwhelming once you get home.  There are a...
Blood Results

Blood Results

 What do blood test results mean?  From time to time your GP or cardiologist may perform a full blood test to influence their decision making in relation to your treatment and/or medication. There is quite a bit of information in the results.  Below are some blood...
Stroke and fatigue

Stroke and fatigue

Fatigue associated with stroke is unusual in that it does not go away simply by resting. There can be many causes of this fatigue but as of yet, it is poorly understood. There are a number of factors to consider in relation to fatigue post-stroke. Firstly, your entire...
Heart failure

Heart failure

We were delighted to offer our first heart failure webinar to our clients and feedback has been good. We received many questions after this webinar related to heart failure and so we’ve put together alist of the most frequently asked questions to provide you with...
Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial Fibrillation

Fiona and I had the pleasure of attending the European Society of Cardiology conference 2020 remotely, where many newly updated guidelines were launched. We were particularly interested in the new guidelines on atrial fibrillation.  For the first time, aggressive risk...
MET level

MET level

  What is a MET? You may have heard healthcare professionals talking about MET levels before but were not quite sure what they meant. MET levels are an interesting and important way of looking at activities, as it helps us to understand the energy cost of what we...
Heart Attack vs Cardiac Arrest

Heart Attack vs Cardiac Arrest

People always have questions relating to heart attack vs cardiac arrest. Many people often use these terms interchangeably, which causes many people to wonder what the difference is between a heart attack and cardiac arrest. Although they are linked, there are...
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