NPR – A Simple Way To Reduce Stroke Risk: Take Your Pulse

Doctors test for atrial fibrillation by hooking people up to an electrocardiogram machine at the office, or having them wear a Holter monitor for a day or a week. There are also implantable monitors to check for afib, but they aren’t widely used. Learning to take your own pulse may be as effective and a lot simpler, according to German researchers.

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