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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.

With every oar stroke, Galway is supporting Gavan Hennigan 500 nautical miles from finish line

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Galway native Gavan Hennigan is an extreme environment athlete and adventurer. He is currently two thirds of the way through his biggest challenge to date, solo rowing the Atlantic Ocean as he takes part in the Talisker Atlantic Challenge Race. He is lying in third position in the race (ahead of many crewed boats) and located 500 nautical miles from the finish in Antigua, in the Caribbean.

Recovering from and living with stroke

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Stroke is Ireland's biggest killer after cancer and heart disease, resulting in 2,000 deaths and 7,000 hospitalisations a year, but many strokes are preventable and treatable, and recognising signs and symptoms early are vital.

A trip to the barbers could save your life, says Croi

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Go on, go on, go on the dry for January

Go ‘On the Dry’ this January in aid of the Irish Heart Foundation, is the pre-festive plea from beloved Father Ted actor Frank Kelly and the RTÉ 2FM Breakfast Republic crew, Jennifer Maguire, Bernard O’Shea, and Keith Walsh.

 

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