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“Do you know the eight warning signs of breast cancer to look out for?” asks Jane Brennan of Brennan’s Life Pharmacy.

Five minutes that could save your life! “Would you like to know the eight warning signs of breast cancer to look out for?” asks Jane Brennan of Brennan’s Life Pharmacy. We are all a bit shy of talking about breasts, but a five minute chat with any of our team here in Life Pharmacy Donabate... Read more >

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Let’s talk about Type 2 Diabetes with pharmacist Jane Brennan

Did you know that there are more than 1 million people in Ireland at risk of, or who have diabetes? Type 2 diabetes is where the body either doesn’t produce enough insulin, or is unable to fully use the insulin it produces. This results in too much glucose in the blood, which can have serious... Read more >

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Get Active in 2019: Tips to achieve your New Year’s fitness goals

Getting more active is one of the most common New Year’s Resolutions made every January, as thousands look to spark a positive change in their well being and shed their holiday pounds. Gyms around the country reach their peak capacity as members new and old arrive full of motivation and ambition, yet many find it... Read more >

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Articles in Stent insertion

NHS Choices - Introduction

(02/03/2015)

A coronary angioplasty is a procedure used to widen blocked or narrowed coronary arteries.

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NHS Choices - How a coronary angioplasty and stent insertion are carried out

(02/05/2014)

You will usually have an appointment to assess your health a few days before having a coronary angioplasty.

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NHS Choices - Recovering from a coronary angioplasty and stent insertion

(02/05/2014)

You will normally be able to leave hospital the same day, or the following day after a planned (elective) coronary angioplasty.

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NHS Choices - Risks of coronary angioplasty and stent insertion

(02/05/2014)

As with all types of surgery, coronary angioplasty carries a risk of complications. However, the risk of serious problems is small.

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NHS Choices - Alternatives to coronary angioplasty and stent insertion

(02/05/2014)

The most widely used surgical alternative to a coronary angioplasty is a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG).

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NHS Choices - 'I suddenly felt like I was being kicked in the chest'

(02/04/2014)

Lynn Connor had a coronary angioplasty after she had a heart attack. A quick diagnosis and treatment saved her life.

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