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Women at Heart - Free Public Talk

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Heart Disease is not just a ‘man’s disease’ despite being very often portrayed as such. In fact, the risk of heart disease in women is greater than men once women reach a certain age.

‘Women at Heart’ is an awareness campaign by local Heart & Stroke charity Croí to educate and empower women to make their heart health a priority. The aim of the campaign is to highlight the prevalence of heart disease among Irish women.

“I never thought it could happen to me, I was only 36 years old. My symptoms made me think I had a chest infection, but it turned out I was having a heart attack! I didn’t have any pain down my left arm. I had a feeling best described as an electric shock through my chest but it didn’t alarm me. Turns out, I had two blocked arteries. My cardiologist was fantastic and inserted two stents – now I'm, right as rain.” Please don’t ignore the signs! – a testimonial from Sandra, Galway.

The 'Women at Heart' campaign was created by Croí to educate women on their risk of cardiovascular disease and empower them to make their heart health a priority. Heart disease and stroke are the #1 killer of women in Ireland and worldwide. Shockingly Irish women are 7 times more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than from breast cancer.

The amazing fact is – 90% of heart disease and stroke is preventable through lifestyle change and risk factor modification. As women, you give so much love and compassion from your heart – to your parents, children, husband, partner and friends – but do you love and care for your own heart in the same way?

This collaborative public awareness event by Bluebird Care in association with Croí aims to be very informal, interactive and informative. Sean managing director at Bluebird Care Galway commented "My Dad died from heart disease back in 1969 so our involvement with Croí is really personal as I firmly believe that if Croí existed back then he may well be alive today. I believe in the work Croí does helping so many people in this area and their level of professionalism makes them a good fit for Bluebird Care as we are constantly working to provide our customers with the very highest standards of Homecare."

We are asking you to join forces with the women you love and spread the word about this real threat!



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