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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.

Diabetes sufferers warned to look after feet to avoid amputations

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Almost 300 Westmeath people avail of free blood pressure checks

New figures from Irish Heart’s Mobile Health Unit service show that a total of 292 people from Westmeath have availed of its free blood pressure checks during its first full year of operation.

‘Know Your Numbers’ - heart charity puts the spotlight on blood pressure

‘Know Your Numbers’ is the important message from local heart and stroke charity Croí which has announced details of a free public talk on blood pressure management which will take place in Croí’s dedicated heart and stroke centre in Galway.

Major European Research Council funding success for NUI Galway academics

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Dr Eilionóir Flynn of the Centre for Disability Law and Policy and Martin O Donnell, Professor of Translational Medicine at NUI Galway have both been approved by the European Research Council (ERC) for starter grants.

Heart screening comes to Athlone

At long last there is a heart screening device that is non-invasive and has EU, FDA, CE, and MDD approval. The BPro device will detect the condition of your arteries, ie if you have hardening of the arteries; your blood pressure; your circulation; and your overall cardiovascular heath. Being able to measure the blood pressure in the aorta which is closer to the heart and brain is important because this is where high blood pressure can cause damage.

Poor sleep quality linked to heart attack and stroke

The local heart and stroke charity, Croi, is supporting important research at the Clinical Research Facility in NUI Galway which is exploring a link between poor sleep quality and high blood pressure, a major risk factor for heart attack and stroke.

Improving circulation

We have 100,000 miles of blood vessels in a complex network throughout our body. Pharmacist Eamonn Brady from Whelehans Pharmacy explains that symptoms of poor circulation can include cold hands, pins and needles in hands and feet, numbness, varicose veins, leg cramps, heavy feeling in the limbs, and swollen ankles

Travellers encouraged to get checked as part of national heart health campaign

September is National Heart Month, and to mark the event the Irish Heart Foundation is holding a national blood pressure roadshow offering free blood pressure checks to community groups, the public, and Traveller organisations including the Galway Traveller Movement.

Mayo Healthy Living Month

This week, Ailish Houlihan, Croí nurse lead, Mayo Action on Heart Disease and Stroke programme encourages you to know your risk factors for heart disease and stroke.

 

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