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Heart disease the number one killer in Mayo

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Heart disease is still one of the biggest killers in Ireland and is responsible for almost one-third of all deaths in Mayo, according to the Irish Heart Foundation.

Irish Heart Foundation invite local volunteers and supporters to mark 25 years of Happy Hearts

The Irish Heart Foundation is inviting volunteers and supporters from Galway to join in a special 25-year Happy Hearts Appeal anniversary celebration kindly supported by local SuperValu stores on April 2 in the Pillo Hotel, Galway. To mark the special occasion, TG4 presenter Mairead Ni Chuaig will launch the Happy Heart celebration in honour of the great volunteering spirit of the people of Galway.

Threats made to staff at UHG where significant improvements have been made, meeting hears

A report by the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) into the death of Savita Halappanavar is due to be published by the end of the summer, the first public meeting of the board of the Galway and Roscommon University Hospitals Group heard this week.

Savita would still be alive if termination was carried out earlier, says expert witness

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There were a number of deficiencies in the care of Savita Halappanavar who could have been still alive today had a request for a termination, to progress an inevitable miscarriage, been carried out one or two days after being admitted to hospital, an expert witness told an inquest yesterday.

Mayo cardiac patients being deprived of best opportunity of surviving — coroner

Coroner for south Mayo John O’Dwyer commented this week that patients in Mayo who have a heart attack may not have the best opportunity for survival given the short time frame they have to get to the cardiac unit at University Hospital Galway.

Irish Heart Foundation urges sports clubs to be Heartsafe

The Irish Heart Foundation has called on sports clubs around the country to become Heartsafe as a matter of urgency so they are ready to react quickly to cardiac arrest with lifesaving CPR skills and defibrillation. The latest plea follows the shocking collapse of Bolton footballer Fabrice Muamba with cardiac arrest during the FA Cup.

Would you know what do to in an emergency?

Every day in Ireland 14 people die of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Often it is the first aid skills of passers-by or people near to the scene that can mean life or death for these victims. If you were that person who was first on the scene of an emergency, would you know what to do?

Would you know what do to in an emergency?

Every day in Ireland 14 people die of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Often it is the first aid skills of passers-by or people near to the scene that can mean life or death for these victims. If you were that person who was first on the scene of an emergency, would you know what to do?

CPR - would you know what do to in an emergency?

Every day in Ireland hundreds of emergencies take place, including a staggering 14 deaths every single day from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Often it is the first aid skills of passers-by or people near to the scene that can mean life or death for these victims. If you were that person, who was first on the scene of an emergency, would you know what to do? 

Medical misadventure ruling in hospital death

The husband of 38-year-old woman who died after giving birth to their second child told reporters outside the steps of Castlebar Court House last Monday, “Two years ago was supposed to be Evelyn’s day, but this is Evelyn’s real day. The last two years have been difficult but we knew what happened and that eventually the truth would come out.” Mr Padraig Flanagan was speaking after the coroner’s inquest into the death of his wife Evelyn Flanagan (38) of Hollyhill, Ballyheane, Castlebar, on October 19, 2007 found that the cause of her death was “medical misadventure” following evidence from two independent witness from the UK, which was given at the inquest.

 

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