The use of a stethoscope remains a key step in detecting heart problems, especially heart murmurs and Heart Valve Disease. Local heart & stroke charity Croí is leading the way nationally in raising awareness of Heart Valve Disease as part of ‘European Heart Valve Disease Awareness Week’ which takes place from September 16th – 22nd.
To mark the 2019 awareness week, Croí is presenting the School of Medicine, NUI Galway, with the latest technology for teaching the skills of stethoscope examination.
Pictured right, at the presentation by Croí of a SAM high fidelity cardiorespiratory auscultation simulator to the School of Medicine were, from left: Mr. Mike Smith, Clinical Skills and Simulation Technician; Prof. Gerard Flaherty, Programme Director for Undergraduate Medicine and the MSc in Preventive Cardiology; Mr. Neil Johnson, CEO of Croí; and Mr. Kevin O’Reilly, Chairperson of the Croí Board.
Image credit: Joe Shaughnessy