Irish Heart Foundation

The Irish Heart Foundation is a charity founded in 1966 based in Dublin. It runs support groups for patients who have had heart problems or strokes and campaigns on public health issues which affect the risk of heart disease and stroke.[1]

It has a Mobile Health Unit which offers free blood pressure checks, heart health information and lifestyle advice. It carries out about 10,000 blood pressure checks a year.[2]

It runs campaigns to increase awareness of atrial fibrillation[3] and a "Chairs Can Kill" campaign to raise awareness of the risks to heart health of sitting for long periods of time.[4]

It urges the government to adopt policies which will improve health, such as banning advertising of junk food to children.[5]


  1. ^ "How we are accountable to you". Irish Heart Foundation. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Avail of free blood pressure checks". Connaught Telegraph. 22 January 2019. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
  3. ^ "'I thought I was too young for this': New health campaign aims to prevent 'silent killer' of over 50s". The Journal. 24 November 2018. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Research finds out how long Irish people sit down in a typical day". Irish Examiner. 25 September 2018. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
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