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NUI Galway coordinates ‘first in man’ clinical trial of pioneering guidance for heart bypass surgery
A new approach to the guidance, planning and conducting of heart bypass surgery is being tested on patients for the first time in a clinical trial coordinated by a high-level research team at NUI Galway.
NUI Galway and leading medical device company Sahajanand Medical Technologies (SMT) have teamed up to conduct a clinical trial of a new generation of stents on patients suffering the most severe form of coronary artery disease.
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.
The Irish Heart Foundation today urged people living with chronic heart disease not to let their guard down as lockdown restrictions are eased after Department of Health data showed they accounted for half of Covid-19 admissions to ICUs.
“If the benefits of being active could be bottled, it would be the most prescribed medicine on the planet.”
Croí - the Heart & Stroke Charity and its subsidiary, the National Institute for Prevention and Cardiovascular Health (NIPC), has scooped three top awards at the Irish Healthcare Awards held this month in Dublin. The Awards, now in their 18th year, recognise innovation and excellence in the Irish healthcare sector.
Despite what many may think, cardiovascular disease (including heart disease and stroke) is the number one killer of women in Ireland (and worldwide). To further put this into perspective, half of Irish women will die from cardiovascular disease. Moreover, 90 per cent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease — so there is so much that we can do to reduce the risk.
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.
Frozen shoulder, also known as Adhesive Capsulitis which means sticky shoulder describes this condition accurately it occurs in about 5% of the population. More common in women than men, most ladies in the beginning of the condition may find it hard to reach the clasp of their brassier, back pockets, worse at night and when lying on the affected side can be excruciating and affect sleep.
Ireland is facing major challenges today in curbing the negative health impacts of obesity, diabetes, and an increasingly sedentary Western lifestyle, according to one of two world leaders in heart health who have taken up positions in Galway.