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Paralympian Paul Keogan: "more support for young stroke survivors"
Paul Keogan is ‘the exception, not the rule’ as more-and-more young people are let down by stroke rehabilitation services.
What you need to know about atrial fibrillation
Atrial fibrillation is a leading cause of stroke. Unfortunately, many people have no symptoms — so we all need to be more aware of it and the treatment options available to us.
What is post-stroke cognitive impairment?
Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide and will increase considerably in coming decades as people live longer.
Why you shouldn’t be afraid of “the silent killer”
We’ve all heard of high blood pressure, but you may not be aware of its nickname – ‘the silent killer’. While it usually has no symptoms, high blood pressure is one of the most significant risk factors for heart disease and stroke.
How to lead a normal life with atrial fibrillation
Six months after Jim Reidy had a stroke, he was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation. Now, he lets us in on how he’s led a ‘completely normal life.’
How Men's Shed got one soldier back on his feet
Former Defence Forces commandant Frank Delahunty has lived life to its fullest. Now 71, the Men’s Shed member refuses to let health setbacks curtail his lust for life.
Tech can help you look after your heart
Technology has a key role to play in helping people to keep their blood pressure at healthy levels, says Professor Liam Glynn, Professor of General Practice at the University of Limerick.
Atrial fibrillation: life after a diagnosis
Having recently been diagnosed with an irregular heart rhythm, Joey Reid, aged 73, describes what it means to live with the condition.
Women and heart disease: Q&A
Medical Director of the Irish Heart Foundation, Dr Angie Brown, answers five questions and dispells some myths on women's risk of heart-associated illnesses.
How to respond to stress and improve your health
The link between stress and long term high blood pressure is still being researched, Jennifer Wilson O'Raghallaigh, Clinical Psychologist, says it's the way we manage it that counts.
How to improve your diet for lower blood pressure
A few manageable tips on how to tweak your diet, improve your health and manage your blood pressure, from Consultant Dietitian Paula Mee.
Community-led treatment for heart failure
The Heart Failure Virtual Consult; A novel way of using technology to deliever care into the community.
Your heartbeat can tell if you’re in danger of stroke
One of the main causes of stroke is a condition most people have never heard of, but getting smart on ‘atrial fibrillation’ might just save your life.
The future of treating heart failure
We ask three specialists about the future of treating Heart failure within the community.
Living with heart failure
Michael Masterson, who is in his early 70s and lives in Galway, has had a tough few years. Here he speaks about coping with his condition.
Galway charity leads the way in fighting heart disease
In the heart of Galway a state of the art heart and stroke centre is leading the way in preventive and rehabilitative care for those impacted by heart disease.
Fresh hope for Irish patients
In the past, there wasn’t always access to the latest therapies from around the world for Irish blood cancer and heart disease patients. Today cutting-edge research in cardiology and haematology is changing this.
High blood pressure in sleep apnoea: getting to the heart of the matter
Obstructive sleep apnoea is a condition where the upper airway (throat) narrows and closes over during sleep, interrupting the normal flow of oxygen into the lungs.
Achieving the best care for stroke sufferers
Dr John Thornton, Consultant Interventional Neuroradiologist and Clinical Lead for Strokes in Beaumont Hospital Dublin, highlights the benefits of mechanical thrombectomy.
Atrial Fibrillation Q and A with Dr Angie Brown
We ask Dr Angie Brown, Irish Heart Foundation Medical Director and consultant cardiologist about atrial fibrillation.
A new partnership to combat heart failure
Neil Johnson of Croí and Ciara Keane of the Heartbeat Trust discuss the symptoms of heart failure, and a new initiative which aims to give patients a louder voice.
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