Free webinar to focus on how to manage high blood pressure

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Galway Daily news Galway based heart and stroke charity Croí promote blood pressure awareness

People are being invited to a join a free online event next week which will focus on learning how to manage high blood pressure.

The webinar, organised by local heart and stroke charity Croí and leading experts, will take place on Zoom on Thursday, May 20 from 1pm until 2pm.

Expert guest speakers on the day will include Consultant Cardiologist at UHG Prof, Bill McEvoy; Cardiovascular Physiologist at Cardiff Metropolitan University, Dr Barry McDonnell, and Health Psychologist at NUI Galway, Dr Gerry Molloy.

The interactive panel discussion will address people’s priorities and concerns for living with high blood pressure and takes just after World Hypertension Day on May 17.

“Uncontrolled high blood pressure increases your risk of heart disease and stroke,” said Dr Lisa Hynes, Croí’s Head of Health Programmes.

“It’s startling to know that Ireland has one of the highest rates of high blood pressure internationally, but among the lowest levels of diagnosis, treatment and control of the condition. Join us and connect with the experts at this free Croí webinar.”

People are invited to register now and submit their questions for the experts at www.croi.ie/webinar, or call Croí on 091-544310.