Croí Webinar – Expert advice on living with atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat)

Are you, or a loved one, living with atrial fibrillation? Join Croí, the Heart & Stroke Charity, and leading experts for an interactive webinar to learn how to manage this heart condition. The free webinar takes place online using Zoom on Thursday, June 9th, from 7 –8 pm.

Register now and submit your questions for the experts at www.croi.ie/webinar, or call Croí on 091-544310. Don’t miss this special event!

Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) is the name for the most common type of irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia). If you are living with AFib, it means that your heart beats in a disorganised way. This chaotic activity leads to an irregular, and usually fast, pulse rate which may cause palpitations and increase the risk of having a stroke, heart failure or other heart-related complications.

The interactive panel will address your questions on AFib, including signs and symptoms, steps to diagnosis, living with AFib, and management and treatment options. Experts on the night include Dr Niamh Hannon, Consultant in Stroke and Geriatric Medicine, University Hospital Galway; Dr John Keaney, Consultant Cardiologist, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital and Honorary Clinical Lecturer, UCD School of Health Sciences; and Ed Cherry, who will represent the patient voice by sharing his experience of AFib, from symptoms to diagnosis and treatment. The webinar will be hosted by Trish Galvin, Advanced Practice Nurse – Stroke, University Hospital Galway, with opportunities for attendees to ask their questions to the panel.

Atrial fibrillation is not immediately life-threatening in the same way as some irregular heartbeats are. Most people are able to live full and active lives with AFib. You can do this by taking your prescribed medication, following the medical advice you received from your doctor, having regular medical check-ups and making positive lifestyle changes”, says Dr Lisa Hynes, Croí’s Head of Health Programmes.

Register now at www.croi.ie/webinar, or call Croí on 091-544310.

The event is supported by Johnson & Johnson.