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The shopping trip that saved the lecturer’s life

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When Gearóidín Uí Loideáin contacted her friend Norita one day two years ago and said she was taking her to the city for some retail therapy little did she realise that that trip to the shops would save her friend's life.

Survivor puts focus on stroke for World Stroke Day

As many as one in five people in Galway will have a stroke at some time in their lives. A stroke which is a ‘brain attack’ - is to the brain, what a heart attack is to the heart, says local heart & stroke charity Croi, ahead of World Stroke Day on Thursday October 29.

Take a Summer cycle in aid of Croí and help people living with heart disease and stroke

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Croí, the Heart and Stroke Charity, is thrilled to announce ‘My Summer Cycle for Croí’, taking place this August Bank Holiday weekend - your location, your route, your way!

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.

Portiuncula Hospital committed to improving stroke care

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A County Galway hospital is one of 10 hospitals nationally which has joined forces to improve the care of patients who present with ischaemic stroke (where the blood supply to the brain is cut off or severely reduced).

Teeing off for Croi golf am-am

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The third annual CroÌ Heart & Stroke Charity golf fundraiser was held at Bearna Golf Club, sponsored by Burkeway Homes.

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.

The Key to Healthy Ageing is a Healthy Heart

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As it announces free Heart Health Checks for over 65s, Croi advises the following: "The key to healthy ageing is a healthy heart. Understandably, aging naturally causes changes in the heart and blood vessels and these age-related changes often increase your risk of heart disease or stroke.

NUI Galway professor leads debate on aspirin use to prevent heart disease and stroke

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Bill McEvoy, an expert in heart disease prevention who last year returned to Ireland to take up the position of Professor of Preventive Cardiology at NUI Galway and Consultant Cardiologist at Galway University Hospitals, has been invited to debate another international expert on the benefits of aspirin in preventing heart disease and stroke.

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.

 

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