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Zoom sessions June

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Women and Heart Disease

Women and Heart Disease

WOMEN AND HEART DISEASE   Naomi Johnson once wrote ‘The strength of a woman is in her kind-hearted ways’ but how do their hearts differ from men’s. What kind of heart does a woman have? 5 things to know about women and heart disease Women’s arteries are smaller than...
Weight implications

Weight implications

  Weight implications:    Did you know that Almost half (48%) of Irish men and 57% of Irish women will be obese by 2030 54% of parents of overweight children and 20% of parents of obese children report that they are ‘about the right’ weight for their height...
High blood pressure

High blood pressure

High blood pressure  What is blood pressure? Blood pressure measures how strongly blood presses against the walls of the arteries as it is pumped around your body by your heart. About 30-40% of people in Ireland have high blood pressure but are unaware. High blood...
Cholesterol

Cholesterol

Learn about Cholesterol Take a short quiz on your diet Take a short quiz to help you with healthy choices   Learn about a cholesterol lowering diet   Click on the image below to see changes in recommended cholesterol levels   Learn about Heart 2 Heart...
What is a MET?

What is a MET?

What is a MET? You may have heard your cardiologist or a member of the team at Heart 2 Heart talking about MET levels before but were not quite sure what they meant. MET levels are an interesting and important way of looking at activities, as it helps us to understand...
What to expect after cardiac surgery

What to expect after cardiac surgery

What to expect after cardiac surgery Cardiac surgery is surgery on the heart or blood vessels of the heart and is completed by a cardiac surgeon. There are many different types of cardiac surgery and different ways to complete these surgeries. The most common cardiac...
Physical Activity and Exercise Prescription

Physical Activity and Exercise Prescription

Physical Activity and Exercise Prescription Physical fitness is a strong predictor of cardiac events. How fit we are is partly determined by our genetic make-up, but it is also important to remember that our fitness can be modified through structured activity, or...
Breathlessness

Breathlessness

Breathlessness Breathlessness is a common symptom of heart disease. Anyone who has experienced it knows that can be an uncomfortable and frustrating sensation. Being short of breath uses a large amount of energy so after a bout of breathlessness, you may feel very...
Fatigue

Fatigue

Fatigue Fatigue or tiredness is a complex symptom, and there can be many reasons why you may feel tired. Fatigue results from an inability to produce energy efficiently. This can come as a result of doing too much and building up waste products in your body which is...
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