Friday, April 12, 2013

Help your Heart Information Evening

The Cardiac and Health Promotion Departments at Our Lady’s Hospital Navan which is part of the Louth Meath Hospital Group, in association with the Irish Heart Foundation, are holding a Help your Heart information evening on Thursday 2nd May 2013 at 4pm in the Ardboyne Hotel, Navan.

 This is a free event and is open to the public as well as healthcare workers and voluntary agencies working with victims of stroke/heart disease.
Heart disease and stroke affect almost one in three people and there are steps that can be followed to reduce the risks.

A wide range of topics will be covered during the evening including:  being aware of your risks, what you can do to prevent a heart attack or stroke, update of treatments and recovery programmes, smoking cessation information/advice and healthy eating. Also how to recognise the warning signs of a stroke in your own home or workplace.

Meath Red Cross will be available to check people’s blood pressures and Meath Local Sports Partnership will have information on exercise facilities in your area.  

Speakers on the evening are from the hospital staff and include,  
Dr K Mc Garry, Consultant Physician. (Chair for the evening)
Dr B Bourke, Consultant Physician. Dr R Schofield, Medical Registrar.
Ms D Gamis, Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist Nurse. Ms J Meredith Lynch, Smoking Cessation Specialist Nurse. Ms M Flanagan, Stroke Care Specialist Nurse and Ms J Morrissey, Dietitian, Irish Heart Foundation.

For more information please contact the Cardiac Department at Our Lady’s Hospital, Navan on 046 9078598 or the Health Promotion Coordinator on 046 9078524.

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