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For professionals: Know your pulse - prevent stroke -brochure
Atrial fibrillation is a debilitating and health-threatening arrhythmia the most serious consequence of which is stroke (ischaemic stroke). It is common among older people. An irregular pulse is a sign of atrial fibrillation. Feeling the pulse manually is a skill that clients can be taught quickly and easily during an office visit. Everyone over 60 years of age should feel his or her pulse daily. The prime objective is to make feeling the pulse a regular habit.