Cardiac Physio Blog | Advice for a Healthy Heart | Heart2Heart

Blog

Long COVID

Long COVID

Long COVID   As we move into another phase of COVID 19 its remnants remain for many individuals with long COVID syndrome. It is an emerging condition that is not yet well understood but can be severely disabling, impacting people regardless of hospitalisation or...
Breathlessness

Breathlessness

Breathlessness As a clinician this is the most challenging symptom to treat and requires commitment on your part to reduce the symptom of breathlessness.  The reason for this is that the three system are usually involved and each will require some intervention. The...
Myths about Heart Disease

Myths about Heart Disease

   Myths about Heart Disease   There are many misconceptions around heart disease.  Here are some other myths that exist. Heart failure means my heart stops beating? This is incorrect.  When your heart stops beating it is called a cardiac arrest. During a cardiac...
Sleep hygiene

Sleep hygiene

    What is Sleep Hygiene? ‘Sleep hygiene’ is the term used to describe good sleep habits. Considerable research has gone into developing a set of guidelines and tips which are designed to enhance good sleeping, and there is much evidence to suggest that...
Risk factors of Heart Disease

Risk factors of Heart Disease

  As you commence your cardiac recovery it is important that you identify your risk factors. Test your knowledge     Click on the buttons below to learn about the risk factors of heart disease that you can modify: Smoking   High cholesterol  ...
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...
Call Now ButtonCall Now