If your pulse is racing or you feel faint at the Williams BMW Liverpool International Tennis Tournament 2018, then it would be to your advantage to get your pulse checked.
It may be the exciting action on the forecourt which is setting your heart aflutter – but it could also be the sign of an irregular heart rhythm which can be an indication of atrial fibrillation (AF) which can cause a life-threatening stroke.
In fact, one in five strokes are caused by AF, but once detected, the condition can be easily treated with medication.
A simple pulse check can help to detect any irregular heart rhythms and so the Innovation Agency, the Academic Health Science Network for the North West Coast, will be serving up free pulse checks during the tennis tournament at Liverpool Cricket Club this weekend.
The Innovation Agency has sent its team of AF Ambassadors to the tennis tournament to check people’s pulses using the latest technology.
They will be situated next to the hospitality tent so come along and get your pulse tested today and find out how you can check your pulse at home. It could save your life!
For more information visit www.innovationagencynwc.nhs.uk