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How your life can change in a heartbeat

Abnormal heart rhythm should not be taken lightly as it is becoming an increasing common cause of death

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Dr Michael Lim Medical Director and Senior Consultant Physician/Cardiologist at the Singapore Heart, Stroke and Cancer Centre

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Lifestyle factors such as excessive alcohol consumption and smoking are risk factors for atrial fibrillation which can be modified by cessation of these habits.

HAVE you ever felt that your heartbeat was not normal? If you do feel that your heart beat is "different" from your usual heartbeat rhythm, you should check your pulse at your wrist and ask yourself whether the pulse rate is fast and whether it is regular. If your pulse rate is transiently

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