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Cardiac Rehabilitation

Defined as – ‘The sum of activity  required to ensure the best possible physical, emotional and social conditions so that patients with chronic or post-acute cardiovascular disease may, by their own efforts, preserve or resume their place  in the life of the community’          World Health Organisation

Tune into Our Podcast Series

Cardiac Rehabilitation aims to improve physical and emotional health as well as  quality of life for patients following a cardiac event. ‘It’s Cardiac Rehab!’ is a novel podcast series provides an insight into the way the programme is structured as well as an opportunity to hear from those who deliver the programme as well as those who shared their experience of what it’s like to attend cardiac rehabilitation.

‘It’s Cardiac Rehab!’ is a six episode podcast series bringing together cardiac rehabilitation professionals, expert clinicians and people who participated in a cardiac rehab programme to discuss a variety of topics including exercise, medications, healthy eating and the  psychological impact of living with heart disease. 

The podcast has been developed  by the IACR in collaboration with the Irish Heart Foundation and  supported by Servier Laboratories (Ireland) Ltd.

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IACR Conference 2023

IACR Conference and AGM will be held on November 10th in the Richmond Education Centre, 1 Brunswick Street, Dublin 1.

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IACR Membership

Supporting multi-disciplined health care professionals working to deliver cardiac rehabilitation

Cardiac Rehab Optimises Recovery

Meet Our Council

Deirdre O’Reilly

President. Cardiac Rehabilitation Coordinator, Roscommon University Hospital

Sophie Charles

Honorary Treasurer and Membership Secretary. Cardiac Rehabilitation Coordinator,St. Columcille's Hospital, Loughlinstown, Co. Dublin

Anne Gallagher

Honorary Secretary, Cardiac Rehabilitation Expert IHF Patient Support

Jonathan Gallagher

National CR Data Manager. Senior Psychologist,CR Department,Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9

Stephen Giffney

Council Member. Cardiac Rehabilitation Coordinator, University Hospital Waterford

Professor David Hevey

Chair IACR Guideline Writing Committee, Professor in Research Methodology, Head of School of Psychology, Trinity College

Professor Frank Doyle

Council Member. Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland & visiting Research Fellow in Queen's University Belfast

Professor Richard Sheahan

Council Member, Consultant Cardiologist, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9

Dr Hafiz Hussein

Council Member. Consultant Cardiologist, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9

Professor Mark Kennedy

Council Member. Consultant Cardiologist, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9

Marie Minogue

Council Member. Cardiac Rehabilitation Coordinator, St Vincents University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4