Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/560549
Title:
Irish Heart Foundation annual report 2002.
Authors:
Irish Heart Foundation (IHF)
Citation:
Irish Heart Foundation. 2003. Irish Heart Foundation annual report 2002. Dublin: Irish Heart Foundation.
Publisher:
Irish Heart Foundation (IHF)
Issue Date:
2003
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/560549
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The Irish Heart Foundation was established in 1966 with the specific aims of promoting education and research into the causes, prevention and treatment of heart disease in Ireland. In the thirty-seven years since its foundation it has undergone a number of changes, but the primary reasons for its existence continue to provide its raison d' etre. Its educational activities have resulted in a very considerable awareness amongst the Irish population of the benefits of adopting healthier lifestyles. Its identification of the risk factors associated with premature coronary artery disease and its dissemination of information about these risk factors to the citizens of this state, have resulted in a substantial reduction in tobacco usage. I will give some examples. In 1966 over 50% of the adult population were smokers; today the figure is less than 27%. Poor nutritional habits persist, but the public is aware of the dangers of inappropriate nutrition and those who are best informed have made appropriate changes. Fat consumption has been substantially reduced. Exercise is now regarded not only as something that is to be enjoyed, but also as conferring very positive benefits in terms of physical and psychological well-being. An awareness of the importance of hypertension amongst both the medical profession and the population at large has resulted in a substantial fall in the incidence of stroke.
Keywords:
HEART FAILURE; EDUCATION; RESEARCH; INFORMATION; HEART DISEASE

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorIrish Heart Foundation (IHF)en
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-16T11:25:51Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-16T11:25:51Zen
dc.date.issued2003en
dc.identifier.citationIrish Heart Foundation. 2003. Irish Heart Foundation annual report 2002. Dublin: Irish Heart Foundation.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/560549en
dc.descriptionThe Irish Heart Foundation was established in 1966 with the specific aims of promoting education and research into the causes, prevention and treatment of heart disease in Ireland. In the thirty-seven years since its foundation it has undergone a number of changes, but the primary reasons for its existence continue to provide its raison d' etre. Its educational activities have resulted in a very considerable awareness amongst the Irish population of the benefits of adopting healthier lifestyles. Its identification of the risk factors associated with premature coronary artery disease and its dissemination of information about these risk factors to the citizens of this state, have resulted in a substantial reduction in tobacco usage. I will give some examples. In 1966 over 50% of the adult population were smokers; today the figure is less than 27%. Poor nutritional habits persist, but the public is aware of the dangers of inappropriate nutrition and those who are best informed have made appropriate changes. Fat consumption has been substantially reduced. Exercise is now regarded not only as something that is to be enjoyed, but also as conferring very positive benefits in terms of physical and psychological well-being. An awareness of the importance of hypertension amongst both the medical profession and the population at large has resulted in a substantial fall in the incidence of stroke.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Heart Foundation (IHF)en
dc.subjectHEART FAILUREen
dc.subjectEDUCATIONen
dc.subjectRESEARCHen
dc.subjectINFORMATIONen
dc.subjectHEART DISEASEen
dc.titleIrish Heart Foundation annual report 2002.en
dc.typeReporten
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