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How Dangerous is Low Blood Pressure?

Low blood pressure, which is typically characterised by a blood pressure reading below 90/60 mm mercury, is also referred to as hypotension. While many people are aware of the dangers of high blood pressure, few understand the implications low blood pressure can have on their health. In this blog, we explore what low blood pressure…

Endurance and heart

Endurance Exercise and Heart Health

A recent study has suggested that long-term endurance exercise can increase the risk of coronary atherosclerosis. The Master@Heart study, published online in the European Heart Journal, found that lifelong endurance athletes had more coronary plaques. So what is coronary atherosclerosis and why are endurance athletes at a higher risk of developing it? Discover everything you…

Sleep Irregularity

Sleep Irregularity and Heart Health

Sleep is an essential component of our daily lives, playing a crucial role in maintaining physical and mental health. However, with modern-day lifestyles and work demands, sleep irregularities have become increasingly common in today’s society. Recent research has shown that irregular sleep patterns can lead to adverse health outcomes, including an increased risk of developing…

Heart health

How to Boost Your Heart Health

Despite advances in medical treatments, cardiovascular disease remains one of the leading causes of death in the UK. However, you may be surprised to learn that there are several simple lifestyle changes that can significantly improve your heart health. Research suggests that incorporating just a few minor adjustments to your daily routine can make a…

High Blood Pressure

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) Q&A

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a common condition that can have serious health consequences if left untreated. According to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), it is estimated that around 1 in 4 adults in the UK have hypertension, equating to approximately 15 million people. So, what is high…

Arrhythmia

Arrhythmia Q&A

Also referred to as heart rhythm problems, arrhythmia affects around two million people in the UK. While most of the time, patients are able to lead a normal, happy life, in some cases it can lead to more serious health problems. Discover everything you need to know about the condition, and how it is treated…

Sleep Deprivation

Can Palpitations be Caused by Sleep Deprivation

Sleep deprivation is a growing problem in modern society, and its impact on physical and mental health is well documented. One less commonly known effect of sleep deprivation is an increased risk of palpitations, or the sensation of an irregular heartbeat. In this blog, we will explore the relationship between sleep deprivation and palpitations and…

Heart Valve Replacement

The Best Time to Have Heart Valve Replacement Surgery

Heart valve replacement surgery is typically recommended when a heart valve is not functioning properly. If it isn’t treated, the valve may weaken further, causing damage to the heart or other organs. Signs that you may need heart valve replacement surgery include shortness of breath, chest pain, and fatigue. Here, we look at what heart…

Drinking and heart health

Drinking and Your Heart Health

Are you joining thousands of people cutting back on alcohol this month? Dry January isn’t just a great opportunity to reflect on our drinking habits, but also to understand the impact alcohol has on our heart health. In this blog, we explore how drinking impacts the health of our heart, and the benefits of cutting…

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Hypermobile EDS and the Heart

Thought to affect between 5000 to 20000 people throughout the world, Hypermobile EDS is a rare disease that can run in families. It is the most common type of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and can greatly impact a patient’s daily life. Here, we explore what Hypermobile EDS is, and how it impacts heart health. What is Hypermobile…