Publications

Raising awareness of Cardiovascular Disease and increasing peoples knowledge of Healthy Lifestyle Choices is a major part of Croí's mission. We have partnered with various leaders in the health industry to develop a broad range of public health booklets and publications so that patients and the general public can be better informed on health related topics around heart disease, stroke, diabetes and obesity. All of the below publications are free for you to download or share on your website, social media etc. 


UNDERSTANDING ATRIAL FIBRILLATION

This booklet has been prepared to outline the understanding of Artial Fibrillation. The booklet contains important facts about the different type of Atrial Fibrillation and the essential facts that should be know.

Understanding Atrial Fibrillation.pdf


LIVING WITH YOUR ICD OR CRT DEVICE

This booklet has been designed to give a clear understanding of your new ICD or CRT device and how you can live a full & active life with it in place.

This booklet explains what an ICD is and prepares you for getting the device implanted.

Heart Medications play an important role in keeping you healthy and helping your heart to work effectively. This booklet describes the heart medications you may have been prescribed, how they will work for you, how and when to take them, what side effects they may cause.

This booklet aims to give general advice and information to help you prepare for your upcoming heart operation.

This booklet is devised to answer common questions about your recovery, rehabilitation and future lifestyle changes following your heart operation.

Section 1 of this booklet aims to help patients understand their Cardiac Catheterisation (Angiography) investigation. Section 2 explains the angioplasty procedure relating to pre-admission preparation, as well as the care and treatment patients can expect to receive in hospital.

This booklet aims to highlight the major risk factors associated with coronary heart disease and how you can reduce your risk.

High Blood Pressure is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Taking control of your blood pressure is a positive step toward reducing your overall risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

The most effective way to control your cholesterol is to be informed about it. This booklet aims to help you understand more about cholesterol, one of the major risk factors for heart disease.

Quitting smoking brings about a whole range of health benefits, some of which kick in almost immediately.

Healthy Eating is all about getting the balance right and enjoying your food. This booklet shows how to eat a variety of healthy foods that will keep you and your heart in better shape.

HealthyEating.pdf

This booklet will help you, your family and your caregivers to understand heart failure. It explains the causes of heart failure, how it is diagnosed, and the signs and symptoms.

Booklet one describes many of the common symptoms of heart failure. These include sudden weight gain, shortness of breath, cough, swollen ankles, loss of appetite and tiredness. This booklet will help you to manage your symptoms and understand your heart medication.


There are lots of things you can do to manage your symptoms. This booklet explains how healthy lifestyle choices can help you feel better and lead a fuller life.



There are lots of things you can do to manage your symptoms. This booklet explains how healthy lifestyle choices can help you feel better and lead a fuller life.

 

With Heart Attack, minutes matter, so the key message during this campaign is ‘Know the Signs of Heart Attack and Take Immediate Action by calling 999 or 112’

Croí

Croí is a registered Irish heart & stroke charity dedicated to the fight against heart disease and stroke, with a special focus on the West of Ireland. 

Our Mission is to 'Prevent Disease, Save Lives, Promote Recovery and Wellbeing'

The charity is totally funded through the proceeds of fundraising events, voluntary contributions and philanthropy.
Charity Number: CHY7500

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