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Helpful Tips

Pulse Check

You can check your pulse to indicate your heart beats per minute and if the beats are regular or irregular. Learn more about how you can check your pulse.

Sleep Apnoea and Atrial Fibrillation

Over half of patients suffering with atrial fibrillation (AFib) also have sleep apnoea, and patients with sleep apnoea are four times more likely to develop AFib. Learn more.

Atrial Fibrillation and Obesity

Although the cause of atrial fibrillation is not always clear, obesity is considered a risk factor. Find out more here.

What to expect if you're having an Endoscopy

Endoscopies are generally painless day case procedures. Find out more about the process here.

Cardiovascular Disease: maintaining a healthy weight

Achieving a healthy weight is important for the maintenance of good health in general, and cardiovascular health in particular.

Preventing Cardiovascular Disease: a healthy diet

Many factors contribute to the development of heart disease. Factors such as family history or age can't be changed, but diet can. Learn more.

Ways to reduce your risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Simple lifestyle changes, can help you reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

Preventing Cardiovascular Disease: diabetes control

Having diabetes can increase your risk of developing cardiovascular disease, including heart disease, stroke and poor circulation.

Preventing Cardiovascular Disease: blood pressure control

High blood pressure (hypertension) increases your chances of developing heart disease. There are usually no symptoms of high blood pressure.

Preparing for Bariatric Surgery

Weightloss (Bariatric) Surgery is a big commitment. Understanding what is involved, your active role and what to expect during the process can help.

Healthy Eating for a Healthy Heart

Making a conscious decision to eat a healthy diet and live a healthy lifestyle can help you improve your heart health.

Radiotherapy: what to expect

Treatment is different for everyone how and when it happens and the effect it can have. We are here for you during your treatment.

Chemotherapy Tips

Coming to terms with a cancer diagnosis and coping with the impact treatments can have on your life is not easy. Chemotherapy impacts each patient uniquely.