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Expertise without borders in cardiology

The International Session of the Irish Cardiac Society Scientific Meeting and AGM, held recently in Galway, heard lively and informative...
Expertise without borders in cardiology

The history and contributions to treatment of arrhythmias and syncope

The Irish Cardiac Society (ICS) Annual Stokes Lecture was this year delivered by Dr Janet McComb, Consultant Cardiologist at the...
The history and contributions to treatment of arrhythmias and syncope

Study on AF wins Young Investigator Award

The prestigious Brian Maurer Young Investigator Award, presented at the recent Irish Cardiac Society Annual Scientific Meeting and AGM in...
Study on AF wins Young Investigator Award

Reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease by lowering lipids

The recent Irish Cardiac Society (ICS) Annual Scientific Meeting and AGM heard from Prof Chris Packard, Professor of Vascular Biochemistry...
Reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease by lowering lipids

Meeting hears ‘sobering overview’ of cardiac imaging in Ireland

A presentation at the recent Irish Cardiac Society (ICS) Annual Scientific Meeting and AGM provided a thought-provoking overview of the...
Meeting hears ‘sobering overview’ of cardiac imaging in Ireland

Some physicians staying abroad is ‘the price we pay’ for top-class Irish cardiologists — new ICS President

The incoming Irish Cardiac Society (ICS) President Dr Jim Crowley has said that the chance that cardiologists in training may...
Some physicians staying abroad is ‘the price we pay’ for top-class Irish cardiologists — new ICS President

Irish Cardiac Society Annual Scientific Meeting and AGM

Galway Bay Hotel, Galway, 4-6 October 2018 Some physicians staying abroad is ‘the price we pay’ for top-class Irish cardiologists...
Irish Cardiac Society Annual Scientific Meeting and AGM

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The 69th Irish Cardiac Society Annual Scientific Meeting and AGM takes place in Galway this week. Niamh Cahill speaks to...
ICS Preview

Irish Cardiac Society 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting and AGM

5-7 October, Derry, Northern Ireland The Irish-American connection in providing cardiac care to patients The President of the American College...
Irish Cardiac Society 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting and AGM

Irish Cardiac society 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting and AGM Preview

Ahead of the Irish Cardiac Society (ICS) 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting and AGM, Dr Albert McNeill, ICS President, spoke with...
Irish Cardiac society 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting and AGM Preview
Expertise without borders in cardiology Expertise without borders in cardiology
The International Session of the Irish Cardiac Society Scientific Meeting and AGM, held recently in Galway, heard lively and informative...
The history and contributions to treatment of arrhythmias and syncope The history and contributions to treatment of arrhythmias and syncope
The Irish Cardiac Society (ICS) Annual Stokes Lecture was this year delivered by Dr Janet McComb, Consultant Cardiologist at the...
Study on AF wins Young Investigator Award Study on AF wins Young Investigator Award
The prestigious Brian Maurer Young Investigator Award, presented at the recent Irish Cardiac Society Annual Scientific Meeting and AGM in...
Reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease by lowering lipids Reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease by lowering lipids
The recent Irish Cardiac Society (ICS) Annual Scientific Meeting and AGM heard from Prof Chris Packard, Professor of Vascular Biochemistry...
Meeting hears ‘sobering overview’ of cardiac imaging in Ireland Meeting hears ‘sobering overview’ of cardiac imaging in Ireland
A presentation at the recent Irish Cardiac Society (ICS) Annual Scientific Meeting and AGM provided a thought-provoking overview of the...
Some physicians staying abroad is ‘the price we pay’ for top-class Irish cardiologists — new ICS President Some physicians staying abroad is ‘the price we pay’ for top-class Irish cardiologists — new ICS President
The incoming Irish Cardiac Society (ICS) President Dr Jim Crowley has said that the chance that cardiologists in training may...
Irish Cardiac Society Annual Scientific Meeting and AGM Irish Cardiac Society Annual Scientific Meeting and AGM
Galway Bay Hotel, Galway, 4-6 October 2018 Some physicians staying abroad is ‘the price we pay’ for top-class Irish cardiologists...
ICS Preview ICS Preview
The 69th Irish Cardiac Society Annual Scientific Meeting and AGM takes place in Galway this week. Niamh Cahill speaks to...
Irish Cardiac Society 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting and AGM Irish Cardiac Society 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting and AGM
5-7 October, Derry, Northern Ireland The Irish-American connection in providing cardiac care to patients The President of the American College...
Irish Cardiac society 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting and AGM Preview Irish Cardiac society 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting and AGM Preview
Ahead of the Irish Cardiac Society (ICS) 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting and AGM, Dr Albert McNeill, ICS President, spoke with...

Minimally invasive clipping of the left atrial appendage: Reducing stroke risk in patients with atrial fibrillation

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Ms Donna Eaton outlines how device closure of the left atrial appendage has emerged as a safe and effective alternative to anticoagulation for some patients The most serious risk to patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) is thromboembolic stroke. There is a clear relationship between the left atrial appendage (LAA) and stroke in patients with non-valvular…

Preventing cardiovascular disease in primary care

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Dr David Molony documents the success of Heartwatch in primary care to date but bemoans the lack of investment in the programme, which is no longer recruiting patients Heartwatch is the National Programme in General Practice for the Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) in Ireland, as patients with established cardiovascular disease have a high…

Heart failure and iron deficiency — guidelines and practicalities

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Dr Pat O’Callaghan looks at the prevalence, diagnosis and optimal management of iron deficiency in heart failure patients As many as 50 per cent of heart failure patients are iron-deficient. In patients with heart failure, iron deficiency correlates with decreased exercise capacity, with poor quality of life and predicts worse outcomes. Iron deficiency is easily…

Atrial fibrillation: Prevention and treatment

Dr Angie Brown gives a comprehensive overview of the prevention, diagnosis, treatment options and latest trial data on the management of atrial fibrillation Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia. Its prevalence is 0.1-to-4 per cent and is constantly increasing. Furthermore, 70 per cent of AF is asymptomatic, so the actual true…

Focus on hypertension and stroke

Donna Cosgrove MPSI provides a clinical overview of the prevalence, developments and latest medical treatments in the management of hypertension and prevention of stroke The route to cardiovascular health has become more evident since early epidemiological research in the late 1940s. Ideal cardiovascular health, a concept well supported in the literature, is defined by the…

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Iron deficiency in heart failure

Priscilla Lynch outlines the latest European Society of Cardiology guidance on the management of iron deficiency in heart failure patients Iron deficiency (with or without anaemia) is linked with adverse health outcomes, but especially so in patients with heart failure (HF). In patients with HF, iron deficiency is frequent but overlooked, with a prevalence of…