“Listen to Your Heart” webinar on heart valve disease
Croí, the Irish heart and stroke charity, is to host a webinar on heart valve disease for members of the public on Thursday, September 16 from 7-8pm.
The “Listen to Your Heart” webinar will feature contributions from a heart specialist and a person living with heart valve disease, and members of the public will have the opportunity to put their questions.
The webinar marks International Heart Valve Disease Awareness Week (September 13-19), an initiative of the Global Heart Hub, an international alliance of heart patient organisations from around the world, and which is led in Ireland by Croí.
Heart valve disease – where valves in the heart are damaged or not working properly – is common, serious, but treatable. Regular checks for a heart murmur using a stethoscope are a vital tool in diagnosing the disease.
Statistics show that one in eight people (13 per cent) over the age of 75 are thought to suffer from moderate to severe heart valve disease which can lead to premature death if left untreated.
The webinar will highlight the signs and symptoms of heart valve disease and how it is detected and treated.
People interested in registering for the webinar can do so at www.croi.ie/valveweek