Welcome to the irishhealth.com Heart Disease Clinic.
Heart disease and stroke are major killers in Ireland. They account for nearly 40% of Irish deaths each year. In 2013 alone some 10,000 people died from heart disease and stroke.
However, the risk of developing heart disease and stroke can be reduced or even prevented by lifestyle measures. Healthy eating and regular exercise are important.
High blood pressure, high cholesterol, being overweight, and smoking are the main risk factors for heart disease. Your doctor can give you individual advice on these.
In this Clinic we explain what heart disease is and the risk factors involved. We offer advice on taking control of your heart health and some exclusive resources, including online Video Q&As on heart disease and heart failure with cardiologist, Dr Brian Maurer