[Events] The Key to a Happy Heart

Derek.Daly Derek.Daly at staffmail.ul.ie
Mon Feb 22 18:58:54 GMT 2010

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) claims an average of 10,000 lives each year in Ireland. There is hardly a family in Ireland that has not been affected by this terrible disease. In fact it claims more lives annually in this country than any other illness or cause of death – ahead of cancer, suicide and road deaths. In 2007 143 people from Limerick City and 344 the County died from CVD. 


The Irish Heart Foundation in association with University of Limerick Students Union is organising a public lecture on Thursday 4th of March in the Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick at 7.30pm to address this issue. The UL Charity Week 5Km €5,000 Fun Run will take place from 6:30pm that day. Sponsorship cards available at ULSU Reception, To be returned by Monday 1st March.


The lecture which is free to the public will be addressed by cardiologist Dr Carl Vaughan* from Mercy University Hospital / Cork University Hospital and will be chaired by Michael O’ Shea who is the CEO of the Irish Heart Foundation.


Dr Vaughan will discuss ways to preventing and treating heart disease a journey from childhood to older age.


Tickets are free but reservations are necessary so call 021 4505822 or email rryan at irishheart.ie by the 3rd of March to book your place


* Carl Vaughan, MD, FACC, FRCPI - Dr. Vaughan is currently a consultant cardiologist at the Mercy University Hospital/Cork University Hospital in Cork.  He earned his medical degree from University College Cork in 1989 and did his early medical training in Cork.  He then began training in cardiology in Cork and pursued an MD degree in University College Cork in 1994 before moving for further training to Cornell Medical Centre in New York in 1996.  There he pursued fellowship training in cardiology and participated in research on the molecular genetic basis of cardiovascular disease.  He joined the faculty at Cornell Medical Centre in 2001 and returned to Cork in 2004.  Dr. Vaughan has published widely on many aspects of cardiovascular disease including studies on the molecular genetic basis of inherited heart disease and dyslipidaemia.


All the best








Derek Daly

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