Heart failure in the spotlight

By June Shannon Heart News   |   20th Jun 2019

Free heart failure patient information event in Waterford this evening.

A diagnosis of heart failure can be a worrying time however, our patient information evenings will tell you all your need to know about living well with the condition.

From medication, nutrition and exercise to the signs and symptoms to look out for and the benefits of joining a heart failure patient support group- all these topics will be covered at the Irish Heart Foundation’s patient information evening which takes place in Waterford tonight (Thursday 20 June 2019).

Among the expert speakers to address this evening’s event are, Dr Solomon Asgedom, Consultant Cardiologist at Waterford University Hospital, who will address the meeting on the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure, Ms Anne Hennessy, heart failure nurse will discuss signs, symptoms and resources and Clinical Nurse Specialist in heart failure Ms Norma Caples will give a review of nutrition for heart failure patients.

Additional speakers include, Liam Rossiter and Kathleen Tobin who will give their perspectives on what it is like to live with heart failure and Lucinda McNerney, Southern Services Development Manager with the Irish Heart Foundation, will address the event on the benefits of patient support and information groups.

The heart failure public information evening takes place in the Woodlands Hotel in Waterford city at 6.30pm.

" Heart failure is a very manageable condition if diagnosed and treated early,"

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The Waterford event is part of a series of free public information meetings being held across the country as part of the Irish Heart Foundation’s campaign entitled ‘Don’t Ignore the Signs of Heart Failure’,

Similar events were held in Cork, Athlone and Limerick recently and they proved highly popular with a large number of attendees.

Supported by Novartis, the Irish Heart Foundation’s campaign aims to raise awareness of the warning signs of heart failure.

A recent survey carried out on behalf of the Irish Heart Foundation by Ipsos MRBI revealed that there is a low level of understanding of heart failure in Ireland and the ‘Don’t ignore the signs of Heart Failure’ campaign aims to improve this.

Anyone who would like to learn more about heart failure or who is concerned they may be experiencing symptoms can visit KnowYourHeart.ie which features an online heart failure symptom checker.

More than 90,000 people in Ireland live with heart failure and most people live active and comfortable lives. Heart failure is a very manageable condition if diagnosed and treated early.

Our support groups can help you cope better and feel less isolated if you suffer from heart failure.

To register to attend the event in Waterford this evening please see here.

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