Call to action from heart charity on World Heart Day

Local heart and stroke charity Croí is calling on young and old in Mayo to “Take Action for a Healthier Heart” as it announces the details of a public talk to mark World Heart Day during September, in association with the HSE West’s Mayo Primary, Community and Continuing Care Department.

Research undertaken by Croí, in collaboration with the HSE in Mayo revealed startling findings across many risk factors for cardiovascular disease and stroke. Almost half of Mayo adults over 40 years of age have blood pressure and cholesterol levels above the recommended levels for healthy hearts, while one in three adults are obese.

To mark World Heart Day, Croí and HSE West Mayo PCCC are inviting members of the public to a free public meeting and open forum on Thursday September 27 in the Ballyhaunis Credit Union Conference Room, Clare Street, Ballyhaunis, at 8pm. The guest speaker will be Dr Pat Nash, consultant cardiologist, University Hospital, Galway, and the meeting will be chaired by local GP Dr Glen Lecky, Ballyhaunis primary care team.

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