Heart Failure and Exercise Course
The course will run on Saturday, 21st September at our Kilcullen gym.
This course will:
- Explain the aetiologies of heart failure
- Help you to understand the management of heart failure
- Explore the differences for patients with heart failure
- Allow interpretation of exercise testing results in heart failure
This course is aimed at professionals who work with patient with heart failure. It is a one day course (10am – 4pm) designed to enhance learning in this area through lectures, workshops and practical sessions.
10am: Aetiology of Heart Failure; Dr. Deirdre Waterhouse
11am: Medical management of Heart Failure including device therapy, Dr. Deirdre Waterhouse
12md: Pathophysiology of heart failure & exercise considerations, Karen Cradock
2pm: Case studies and class design, Karen Cradock
3pm: Practical gym session
Dr. Deirdre Waterhouse
Dr. Waterhouse is a consultant cardiologist with a special interest in Heart Failure and Cardiovascular Imaging. She is a member of the Cardiac MRI department in Blackrock Clinic and a UCD clinical lecturer.
A graduate of UCD, Dr. Waterhouse completed her training throughout Ireland. She continued her fellowship training in Echocardiography and cardiac MRI in France and Dublin.
Dr. Waterhouse has co-authored over two dozen articles in peer-reviewed medical journals and has written several chapters in medical text books related to cardiac imaging. She has delivered over fifty research abstract presentations at national and international meetings and conferences.
Karen Cradock, B. Physio, MSc, SMISCP
Karen has worked extensively in cardiac rehabilitation for over 20 years with experience working in the UK, New Zealand and Australia. She worked in St. Vincent’s University Hospital for 13 years before deciding to concentrate on her community work in Kildare and Dublin. She now lectures in UCD and RCSI in the undergraduate physiotherapy programme and is a tutor in the Physiotherapy Hub in UCD.
After completing her Masters in 2006 in heart failure and exercise, Karen continued to explore ways of improving exercise prescription to enhance cardiovascular benefit. She was awarded specialist member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists in 2015 in recognition of her work nationally in cardiac rehabilitation. She is currently President of the Irish Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation.