Category Archives: Seniors

When And How You Should Measure Your Heart Rate

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Even though it’s something that few of us pay close attention to, your heart rate is an important indicator of your overall health.  Modern heart rate monitoring devices are now widely available to the public in the form of consumer grade electronics. These technologies empower consumers to keep a closer focus on their health by […]

Who is at Risk for Atrial Fibrillation (AF or AFib)?

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Atrial fibrillation, Afib or simple AF occurs when a person’s heart rate is irregular and often beats rapidly which can substantially increase the risk of heart failure, strokes and other heart complications. The two upper chambers of the heart (the atria) will beat erratically and irregularly, completely out of coordination with the lower chambers (the […]

What Are the Symptoms and Causes of Bradycardia

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Bradycardia is the medical name for when an individual’s heart rate is slower than normal. The average healthy heart rate for an adult should be between 60 to 100 beats per minute. However, if you are diagnosed with bradycardia, your resting heart rate will be less than 60 times per minute.  The low heart rate […]