About 4,000 people in Ireland have Implantable Cardiovertor Defibrillators (ICD’s). These devicesare used to treat abnormal heart rhythms which are a leading cause of preventable sudden death.
Croí, the West of Ireland Heart and Stroke Charity, and the Department of Cardiology at Galway University Hospital are running a special information event for the 2nd year running called ‘Living More Confidently With Your ICD’ on Saturday, 3rd September 2016 at 10am.
This information morning will include presentations and questions & answers sessions from Dr Pat Nash (Consultant Cardiologist, Galway University Hospital), Paul Nolan (Leading ICD Cardiac Physiologist, Galway University Hospital) and Denise Dunne (Specialist Cardiac Physiotherapist, Croí) and promises to be highly informative for anyone with an ICD themselves and their family and friends who would like to know more.
Announcing details of the event, Croí Director of Programmes and Prevention Nurse Specialist, Irene Gibson said “A shock from an ICD can be lifesaving, but it can also affect a person’s quality of life and psychological state. You can live more confidently with an ICD by understanding more about the conditions that led to implantation, the device itself and what to expect after implantation which is why this important educational event provides an excellent opportunity to listen to and interact with leading experts in this area. It is certainly guaranteed to be interesting, useful and practical for all in attendance”.
This is the 2nd year that this event is being held at the Croí Heart and Stroke Centre as a result of last year’s hugely successful event with a full house of almost 200 people in attendance.
Places are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
This event is supported by an educational grant from Boston Scientific.