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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...
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...
Anatomy and Workings of the Heart

Anatomy and Workings of the Heart

Anatomy and Workings of the Heart In order to understand the disease process of the heart it is important we first take a look at the basic anatomy of the heart and how it functions ie the anatomy and workings of the heart. Your heart is about the size of your fist....
Balance

Balance

Interesting facts about balance Did you know that One of the most common reasons those over 65 visit a healthcare professional is because of problems with balance? Loss of balance raises your risk of falls. Falls are the leading cause of injuries for those over the...
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