Local Croí heart and stroke charity Croí is hosting a webinar next week for those with heart failure to learn how to manage the condition.
This free webinar will take place online on Zoom on Thursday, 26 May from 7pm until 8pm.
Expert guest speakers on the night will include Dr John Barton, Heart Failure Consultant at GUH, Emer Burke, Advanced Nurse Practitioner at GUH, and Ian Burnett, who is living with heart failure and will share his patient perspective.
Special guest moderator on the night will be Aistė Štaraitė, a heart failure patient and Chair of the Global Heart Hub Heart Failure Patient Council, of which Croí is a founding Affiliate.
The interactive panel discussion will address questions about living with heart failure.
Heart failure occurs when the heart is unable to pump blood around the body as well as it should. It does not mean that the heart has stopped working, but it means that the body is not getting the oxygen and nutrients that it needs to function normally.
“Heart Failure is a serious chronic condition, but it doesn’t have to stop you from living,” said Dr Lisa Hynes, Croí’s Head of Health Programmes.
“There are lots of things that you can do to help manage your condition, including medical treatments, adjusting your lifestyle, and self-management.”
This event is in recognition of International Heart Failure Awareness Week (May 9 – 15).
Register now and submit your questions at www.croi.ie/webinar, or call Croí on 091-544310.