Heart valve disease is becoming more common as a consequence of our ageing population and increased life expectancy. About 1 in 40 adults in the general population are affected and this rises to over 1 in 10 in those over the age of 75 years. This means that heart valve disease is as common as heart failure, yet this is not widely appreciated.
From September 16th – 22nd 2019, Croí will be taking part in European Heart Valve Disease Awareness Week. This week aims to raise awareness and improve the diagnosis, treatment and management of heart valve disease in Europe.
Heart Valve Week events:
Our ‘Street doc’ will be out in the West of Ireland for #HeartValveWeek19 with an information booth on heart valve disease! Come say hello and learn more about heart valve disease at the following locations:
- Monday, September 16th from 11 – 3pm: Eyre Square Centre, Galway
- Tuesday, September 17th from 11 – 3pm: Supervalu, Castlebar
- Wednesday, September 18th from 11 – 3pm: Molloys Pharmacy Harrisson Centre, Roscommon
- Friday, September 20th from 11 – 3pm, Ballinasloe Credit Union, Galway