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Local heart specialist, Dr Yvonne Smyth will give a free public talk in the Croí Heart and Stroke Centre on Thursday October 1 at 7.30pm specifically aimed at local women. The talk entitled Women and Heart Disease is being organised by local heart and stroke charity Croí to raise awareness among women of the fact that heart disease is not just a man’s disease.
The heart and stroke charity Croí is launching a campaign to raise public awareness of atrial fibrillation, a condition which is known to be one of the main causes of stroke, but which can be detected by means of a simple pulse check. Once diagnosed, more often than not, atrial fibrillation can be treated thus preventing a stroke or heart failure.
More than half the people taking part in an award winning cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention programme run by the heart and stroke charity Croí quit smoking - one of the risk factors for heart disease.
Local heart and stroke charity Croí has scooped a number of prestigious healthcare awards.
An exhibition of paintings by Sr Irene Gibson, icons at the gallery of the Clew Bay Hotel, Westport will run until November 30. Originally from Dublin, Sr Irene spent 16 years living a prayerful and contemplative life in her hermitage in Drummin, Westport. It was during this time that Irene completed this body of work consisting of religious icons.
A new initiative by local heart charity Croi aims to change the lifestyles of 450 people in the west considered to be most at risk from heart disease, Ireland’s biggest killer.