Should I get the Covid vaccine? Will it cause trouble. I felt rubbish after the first jab, should I have the second dose? I get asked this all the time. From a numbers perspective it’s clear – Covid can be a nasty disease and the risk of being severely ill with it is much higherContinue reading “Covid Vaccine side effects”
Category Archives: Lifestyle
Are Heart Rate Monitors Accurate?
Some wrist monitors are better than others. The Apple Watch and Polar watches are pretty accurate at picking up SVT’s, Garmin and Fitbit less so.
High Cholesterol, now what?
Statins? Diet? Or do I just put my head in the sand?
Driving and the heart
DVLA rules for heart conditions for ordinary car drivers. Ablations, pacemakers, defibrillators, heart attacks and fainting aka transient loss of consciousness TLOC aka syncope
Fitbit – curse or cure?
I’ve seen a few patient now because they’ve been worried about their Fitbit heart rate reports. The Fitbit is an amazing bit of kit that can constantly monitor your heart rate. It’s worn on the wrist and is a step up from the older chest strap monitors that are widely used in sport, mainly becauseContinue reading “Fitbit – curse or cure?”
High blood pressure – just got higher?
So the big news this week is that the American Heart Association has just released new guidelines. What does that have to do with us? Well the UK and European guidelines all look at the same research studies and no doubt they will be updated soon. The new guidelines define high blood pressure as greaterContinue reading “High blood pressure – just got higher?”
Healthy Heart Blog
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