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Heartbeat Killarney Kerry is a voluntary Cardiac Support Group for those with heart disease or who have had a cardiac event or stroke in their lives.
Run by heart patients and carers, its objective is to help people to return to living as full a life as possible.
Sharing any worries you may have about your heart with others who have experienced the same things can help remove fear and stress you may be experiencing.
We have information and support available that will help you to make the best plan for your heart. There is support here for YOU.
Heartbeat Killarney Kerry Cardiac Support Group meets on the last Tuesday of every month (except December) at 8pm at our new meeting place at the Community Meeting Room which is located beside the Church of the Resurrection, Park Road, Killarney, V93 WN32.
Membership of the support group is free.
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If any of the Heartbeat team/membership can volunteer/assist with the Spinathon event run as part of the 54321 Challenge by The Irish Pilgrimage Trust in Killarney on Sunday 14th August, please contact us so we can put you in touch with the relevant people.
We are very lucky to be selected as one of the 10 charities involved in this year's 54321 Challenge on their 10th Anniversary and so any contribution we can make to the fundraising efforts would be greatly appreciated. You can message us here or contact Billy or leave a text message on 085 1773 910 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.This Sunday 14th August, in advance of this year's 54321 Challenge starting on next Thursday 18th August, there will be a Spinathon event in Killarney run by The The Irish Pilgrimage Trust and supported by HeartBeat Killarney Kerry (2 of our chosen charities) to help raise much needed funds. On the day volunteers will take to the spinning bikes and collections so please support them and the charities by giving what you can. You can donate via www.gofundme.com/f/54321-challenge-10-years-on or on our Facebook page or you can pop down to any of the locations around Killarney town on the day and support our challengers.
For more information about the challenge and the people taking part visit www.54321challenge.org.
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A fabulous success story‘My life was saved by CPR, unfortunately not everyone is as lucky as I am’
Teacher, Michelle Herbert, suffered a cardiac arrest during a camogie match in 2016.
Thankfully a player on the opposing team, Sarah Jane Joy recognised the emergency and started CPR.
It took 12 rounds of CPR and eight shocks from the defibrillator to get Michelle’s heart beating again.
Despite being unconscious for 26 minutes Michelle has made a complete recovery thanks to the effective CPR performed on her.
Following this life changing event, Hazlewood College (the school in which Michelle teaches), took on the Irish Heart Foundation’s CPR 4 Schools programme to train the next generation of lifesavers.
It’s thanks to your continued support that we can continue to train people in the life saving technique of CPR. ❤ ... See MoreSee Less
Women present with different symptoms to men when having a heart attack
❤️ less crushing type pain Uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the center of your chest. ...
❤️Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.
❤️Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort.
❤️Other signs such as breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness. ... See MoreSee Less
Yesterday evening's meeting was a great success with an excellent turnout of both members and new visitors. Dr Makki delivered an excellent talk and we had an hour of intense questions and answers. He was brilliant and reached out and really helped a lot of people with his advice and information. Thank you to all those who came along to hear him. This is what HeartBeat is all about! 👏
📝 If you enjoyed the meeting, please feel free to comment below and tell us what you got from it.
Watch out for details on our next meeting and guest speaker.
Thanks also to the local press for coverage and advertisements of our meeting in recent publications of the Kerryman, Killarney Outlook and Killarney Advertiser. ... See MoreSee Less
We had a BP (blood pressure) clinic before the meeting started and this really added to the value of the night. Many thanks to Nurse Anna who made it happen for us.
OUR NEXT MEETING:
TUESDAY 26TH JULY STARTING @ 8pm IN THE PARISH CENTRE, PARK ROAD (V93 WN32)
HOW IS YOUR HEART?
Is there anything worrying you or causing concern about your Heart? Our July meeting gives you the opportunity to talk to an expert about your concerns.
Cardiologist Dr Haytham Makki is our speaker this month. He will talk about heart care and things that can hurt your heart. He will also cover Heart Failure and AF (Atrial Fibrillation). There will be a Question and Answer session so here is the chance to raise and get information on anything that may be bothering you about your heart.
The purpose of these meetings is to raise public awareness about Heart Care and to allay any fears people may have around it. Dr Makki is looking forward to the meeting and to answering all your questions. Dr Makki is attached to the Bon Secours Hospital in Tralee and has extensive experience in Coronary Interventions, ECHO, Heart Failure and assessment of patients with severe aortic stenosis.
WE WILL ALSO BE RUNNING A BLOOD PRESSSURE CLINIC ON THE EVENING FROM 7.30PM.
NOTE! WE CONTINUE TO WEAR MASKS AT HEARTBEAT MEETINGS TO PROTECT OTHERS AND SO THAT ALL WHO COME CAN FEEL SAFE & AT EASE. PLEASE RESPECT THIS CONDITION OF ATTENDANCE.
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Is this an open meeting
We are delighted to have been selected as a chosen charity as part of this year's 10 year celebration of the 54321 Challenge.
If we could ask that you please share this fundraiser link below
www.gofundme.com/f/54321-challenge-10-years-on to your friends and family and see can we help the team raise their target to raise funds for not just us but 9 other very worthy charities here in Kerry.
There is also a Spinathon fundraising event in Killarney on Sunday 14th August for the Irish Pilgrimage Trust and we would like to ask if anyone is interested in offering some support on the day to man stations in the town, it would be greatly appreciated and you can contact us and we can give you more information.
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At our monthly meeting on Tuesday evening we had a great turnout for our guest speaker HSE Community Dietitian Aisling Leonard. A huge thanks to Aisling for a great presentation and lots of advice to take on board. If you enjoyed the meeting, please feel free to comment below and tell us what you got from it. ... See MoreSee Less
This was our first visit from Aisling. Her presentation was excellent and she answered loads of questions for our group. It is great to see our meetings returning to a new normal. A special "Thank You" to Aisling for the preparation and time she took to make this meeting so helpful and useful to us all.
OUR NEXT MEETING:
TUESDAY 28TH JUNE STARTING @ 8pm IN THE PARISH CENTRE, PARK ROAD (V93 WN32)
TIME TO REVIEW YOUR DIET!
Now would be a good time as we head for the summer, to have a look at how we got on diet-wise over the last two years.
HSE Community Dietitian AISLING LEONARD will be with us this at this month's meeting with loads of advice on how to shed those Covid weight add-ons!
Aisling will also talk about how their services are returning to normal and what services are back in action etc. Masks must continue to be worn at clinical appointments. The Discover Diabetes courses converted to Zoom meetings for the last two years, but now it is hopeful that these face-to-face meetings will recommence in the coming months.
A new way of caring for the health of older people has evolved within the HSE, and NICPOP = National Integrated Care Programme For Older People is up and running. Aisling hopes to have information on the Team that are delivering this new comprehensive care in Kerry.
NOTE! WE CONTINUE TO WEAR MASKS AT HEARTBEAT MEETINGS TO PROTECT OTHERS AND SO THAT ALL WHO COME CAN FEEL SAFE & AT EASE. PLEASE RESPECT THIS CONDITION OF ATTENDANCE. THANK YOU. ... See MoreSee Less
If you know someone who would benefit from Aisling.s advice please share this post or tell them about the meeting. Thank you.💓🙏🙏