Free Heart Health Checks in Castleisland Tomorrow

The Castleisland Community College transition year student team behind the heart health awareness drive includes, front from left: Sarah Dunleavy, Leah Boyle, Caoimhe McCarthy and Rachel O’Sullivan. Back from left: Adam Cotter, Alex Regan, Paul O’Mahony, Adam Joy, Nathan Egan, Alex Round and Jack McGovern.

Transition Year students from Castleisland Community College are raising awareness about the importance of heart health.

They have partnered with the Irish Heart Foundation and free blood pressure checks, pulse checks, lifestyle advice and heart health information will be on offer in Castleisland tomorrow.

Mobile Health Unit

This will all be provided when the Irish Heart Foundation’s Mobile Health Unit arrives in town tomorrow, Tuesday, January Garvey’s SuperValu car-park from 10am to 5pm.

Irish Heart Foundation nurses will offer locals a blood pressure check, a pulse check, heart health information and lifestyle advice in the unit’s professional consultation rooms.

Heart Disease 80% Preventable

It is estimated that 80% of premature heart disease and stroke is preventable so it is important that members of the public take the opportunity to receive the free check and advice when the mobile health unit visits their locality.

By next year, the total number of people in Ireland with high blood pressure is predicted to be more than 1.2 million.

Quick and Non Invasive

That’s why the Irish Heart Foundation is urging local people to avail of the quick and non-invasive free heart health check and to pop into the unit.

High blood pressure is one of the main risk factors for heart disease and stroke in Ireland.

It is a symptom-less killer but once identified it is very manageable.