An arrhythmia or heart rhythm disorder is the irregular rhythm of the heartbeat. This irregular pumping of the heart can lead to blood clots in the chambers of the heart. If these clots reach the bloodstream, they can clog blood vessels and prevent the oxygen distribution to other parts of the body.
‘25% of people over 40 can develop a heart rhythm disorder such as atrial fibrillation (AF).’
Cardiac arrhythmias increase the possibility of suffering a cerebrovascular accident or stroke, the most common being atrial fibrilation. Sometimes AF does not present symptoms, nor does it appear on a regular basis, so it is specially important to be able to detect these possible episodes being monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.