Missing a Beat? It could be serious! Learn how to check your pulse
Checking your pulse is an important factor in good self care. Mostly, your heart beat will be regular, like the beat of a song. However, an irregular heart beat is an important finding. Picking up an irregular heart beat means you can initiate treatments, which can prevent the unpleasant problems arising out of conditions like Atrial Fibrillation and Flutter. The most important risk is Stroke and all the disability that comes with it. Fortunately, treatment with some simple medication or even a small procedure returning your heart to a better beating pattern can reduce this risk massively.