Living with Heart Disease – Public Talk

Living with Heart Disease – Public Talk


Have you recently been diagnosed with heart disease? Suffered a heart attack or stroke? Had a stent fitted or had bypass or heart valve surgery?

If the answer is Yes to any of these questions, then you would benefit from attending a FREE Public Talk tomorrow (Wednesday May 2nd)  at 7pm in the Temple Gate Hotel, The Square, Ennis, Co. Clare being organised by local heart & stroke charity Croí.

Following a new diagnosis of heart disease or after a recent cardiac event you are often left confused and may have lost your confidence and/or be struggling to get back to work or the normal activities of daily living. When you are discharged from hospital it’s difficult to know where to turn to for up to date advice, guidance and information on your condition.

Once you have been diagnosed with heart disease, it’s important to understand your condition and learn what lifestyle and other changes you need to make so as to reduce your risk of a future heart attack or stroke. Croí together with the heart unit at Galway University Hospital are working together to promote awareness of how to manage and reduce cardiovascular risk factors so as to reduce the likelihood of future events such as heart attack or stroke.

Announcing details of the upcoming FREE Public Talk “Living with Heart Disease”. Croí’s Director of Programmes, Irene Gibson said “ our aim is to highlight the importance of understanding your condition if you have been treated for heart disease and to offer the best available advice on among other things; medication, exercise and diet. This event will help you understand your risk factors and will guide you to the behaviour changes you can make to live a healthy lifestyle which will help decrease your risk of a future cardiovascular event”. This public talk will specifically benefit those who have had recent events including stenting, bypass and valve surgery or those with known heart disease including heart failure and stable angina.

Speakers on the night will include Dr Jim Crowley, Consultant Cardiologist  who will speak on ‘Managing Heart Disease’; Denise Dunne, Specialist Cardiac Physiotherapist who will speak on ‘Prescribing Exercise’ and Susanne Seery, Specialist Cardiac Dietician who will highlight the benefits of ‘a Cardio-protective Diet’

Overall this public event will provide information and guidance to help people manage their heart disease by making healthy lifestyle changes; restore confidence; improve physical fitness and learn the importance of cardiac rehabilitation.

As places are limited – Booking is essential. To book your place for this talk please call Croí on (091) 544310 or book online at


Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.