Can exercise cause trouble for my heart?

Everyone thinks exercise is good for you. It certainly is! Being fit does reduce the chance of health problems including heart attacks strokes and diabetes. But it becomes more complex if you have heart problems. People who have had heart attacks are offered cardiac rehab to put them through a graded exercise program to getContinue reading “Can exercise cause trouble for my heart?”

Atrial fibrillation – rate control, but how?

So we’ve decided that rate control is the best way forward for you – but how do we achieve it? The mainstay is medication and there are different types that can be used. First line are beta blockers such as bisoprolol.  These are usually very safe and well tolerated.  They can be taken safely forContinue reading “Atrial fibrillation – rate control, but how?”