Irregular Heartbeat May Raise Risk for Silent Stroke

Millions of patients may have strokes each year and not realize it. And those with atrial fibrillation may be especially at risk. I’m Miranda Savioli with your latest health news. With some strokes, a blood clot blocks blood flow to the brain — and the signs are apparent. However, the silent stroke may damage part…

Coronary heart disease, clogged arteries and atherosclerosis

Your arteries, a system of tubes that transport blood around your body. Over time the build-up of fatty material can damage and clog arteries, restricting the blood flow. This is known as atherosclerosis and can lead to heart attacks and strokes. There are several causes including – high cholesterol which can clog up your arteries…

What is a Stroke? Animated Explanation Video

Hello, in this HealthSketch we want to talk to you about stroke. It’s a bit of an odd name, stroke. It certainly has nothing to do with tennis strokes, swimming strokes or brush strokes. The word stroke comes from the idea receiving a ‘strike’ or ‘blow’ as that is how quickly strokes appear – all…

Living with Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)

In a healthy heart, the rate and rhythm of the heartbeat are controlled by an electrical system. A series of coordinated electrical signals start in a part of the heart called the Sinus Node. The electrical impulse then spreads across the heart and tells it when and where to contract, or squeeze. This synchronized heartbeat…