Checking your pulse is a simple way of seeing if you are at risk of a heart condition that could lead to strokes, the chief executive of the British Heart Foundation has said, after new research revealed that more than a million people had been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation.
Simon Gillespie said:
The real danger with atrial fibrillation is that some people don't realise they have it. You can be going about your daily routine oblivious to the fact you're five times more likely to have a devastating stroke.
[Only] through research can we tackle this dangerous disorder and prevent its devastating consequences.