The three things that can go wrong with the heart

At first glance, the subject of heart disease can seem exceptionally complex - consisting of  several different conditions, medical jargon and very scary sounding terminology. However when we really examine heart disease closely there are in general mainly 3 things that can go wrong with the heart and cause harm and if we know this then we are able to firstly understand the different conditions be [...]

Why everyone with Afib should have an echocardiogram

An echocardiogram is an ultrasound-based assessment of the heart.  It is painless, harmless, readily available in most hospitals and can give a large amount of very useful information about the structure and function of the heart.  As atrial fibrillation can be caused by a structural problem with the heart such as heart valve disease or heart muscle weakness, the echo can help to elucidate the und [...]

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