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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.
Local TD, Denis Naughten, has welcomed the approval of a new heart failure service for Portiuncula Hospital which will see patients diagnosed and treated quicker than in the past.
Awareness of heart failure is increasing, particularly locally with Galway native Michael Lyster living with the condition and sharing his experience.
The Irish Heart Foundation recently launched a new campaign - 'Pay Attention to the Sign' - to raise awareness of heart failure symptoms.
Fine Gael TD for Galway West and Mayo South Seán Kyne has called for a national strategy on heart failure which is the number one cause of hospitalisation among over 65s.
An initiative, which aims to improve the healthcare needs of people living with heart failure as well as their carers, will be launched next month by the Mayor of Galway city.
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Just one in seven people can accurately identify the symptoms of heart failure (HF), even though it is one of Ireland’s deadliest conditions – having a worse five year survival rate than many forms of cancer.
Galway is the only county with a dedicated Community Nurse who provides a heart failure service as part of a HSE Community Heart Failure Management Programme. The aim of the programme is to integrate care between hospitals and General Practitioners and in this way help prevent patients having to visit hospital.