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When your heart says go.... — What has been happening with heart attacks during Covid?

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One of the first things we all heard about the Coronavirus was how those with underlying heart conditions had the worst outcomes. In the early days, as Dr Tony Holohan announced the daily death rate, he would make a special mention of the number of deaths with ‘pre-existing’ medical conditions. This messaging, together with probably the strongest public health messages of all time to ‘stay at home’ has struck fear in the hearts and minds of those living with or caring for those with heart and related conditions.

Food for a healthy heart in anxious times

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During this time of uncertainty and fear, we may be experiencing insomnia, dizziness, chest tightening, shortness of breath, palpitations, or unexplained rashes and temperature fluctuations. These anxiety-related symptoms, in traditional Chinese medicine, relate to the heart. Every organ in the body is in service to the heart and it is central to our wellbeing. So at this jittery time, it is essential to keep it calm and healthy. Here are a few tips from shiatsu, Chinese medicine, and food energy specialist Joanne Faulkner to keep the heart pumping easily and the blood flowing smoothly.

Exercise for your heart

Just like our other muscles, the heart needs to be exercised to work to its full potential. Being active is an important factor in maintaining cardiovascular wellbeing – it can lower your risk of heart attack and stroke. Did you know that achieving the recommended physical activity targets can reduce your mortality by up to 50 per cent?

Free blood pressure checks and public talk

Do you or someone you know have high blood pressure, or are you taking medication to manage blood pressure? If so, you are invited to a free blood pressure check and public talk by heart expert Dr Faisal Sharif on Wednesday, July 10, in the Croí Heart & Stroke Centre, Newcastle, Galway.

News in Brief

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Supermacs Fun day Fundraiser in aid of Regina’s Fight For Life

Boost as $30m funding secured for medtech pioneer WhiteSwell

Awareness of heart failure is increasing, particularly locally with Galway native Michael Lyster living with the condition and sharing his experience.

A win that had family at its heart

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It was something else, something raw tugging at so many heartstrings.

Take part in the Streets and run like the divil through the heart of the city

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On Saturday week, the 32nd Streets of Galway will be held, bringing thousands of runners though the heart of the city.

Happy Heart volunteers wanted

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This May Irish Heart is encouraging volunteers in Mayo to help sell their iconic happy hearts and raise vital funds to save lives from sudden cardiac arrest, which claims 5,000 lives in Ireland every year. Money raised for the Happy Heart Appeal will go towards Irish Heart’s CPR programmes to create lifesavers in every community in Ireland. Starting CPR can double a person’s chance of survival.

Free patient event for adults living with an ICD

A special information meeting for people living with an implantable cardiovertor defibrillator will take place in Galway on Saturday September 3.

 

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