Cardiomyopathy

Cardiomyopathy  What is a cardiomyopathy? Cardiomyopathy is a term that is used to describe a pathology of the heart muscle. There are a number of types of cardiomyopathy. Below we explain three of them. Dilated cardiomyopathy This is a term used to describe an...

Obesity

OBESITY Obesity is going to reach epidemic proportions by 2030.Almost half (48%) of Irish men and 57% of women will be obese, compared with 26% and 23%, respectively, in 2010 was revealed at the 22nd European Congress on Obesity. How do I know if I am overweight or...

Physical inactivity

Physical Inactivity Physical inactivity is one of the main risk factors of heart disease.  As part of the prevention of heart disease the European Society of Cardiology (2016) recommend 150 minutes of modertate activity. This means doing an activity that leaves you...

Women and Heart Disease

Women and Heart Disease:     Facts about women and Heart disease: Women’s arteries are smaller than men’s. Because they are smaller they need less plaque to form a blockage Chest pain is the most common sign of a heart attack. However in women they may...

Cardiac Risk Factors

Cardiac Risk Factors There are many cardiac risk factors.  In May we saw the new guidelines for primary prevention of Heart Disease by the European Society of Cardiology. Below we see the desired numbers. Smoking – you should have no exposure to tobacco in any form....