How to Look After Your ‘Heart Health’ is Key Theme on Cardiac Rehab Awareness Week

26th February 2024
Cardiac Awareness

How to take steps to protect your heart is what Lagan Valley’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Team is keen to promote as the Lisburn based staff celebrate February’s heart month.

Staff are dedicated to providing help and support to cardiac patients who are working towards recovery.

The team was onhand at the hospital to offer lifestyle advice to staff and members of the public, along with blood pressure and BMI checks to learn how to better improve heart health.

The specialist unit also offered tips and advice on ways to reduce the risk of developing heart problems and also addressed cardiovascular risk factors which can contribute to poor heart health.

Cardiac Rehab Specialist Nurse Luna Cousins described the day as a success. “The aim is to raise awareness both to our colleagues and to the public of what a cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation programme is and what are the benefits of the intervention.”

“The Cardiac Rehab team always puts our hearts into the service to keep patients well, so they can enjoy a better lifestyle and therefore help to reduce further cardiac events.”