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Cold & Flu – Ask A Pharmacist with Anne Smyth

Life Pharmacy’s Anne Smyth answers some of the most commonly asked questions about cold & flu – featured in the Irish Independent’s ‘Mother & babies’ supplement 5 December 2018. Why are a cold and flu so prevalent in winter? It’s a time of year when our immune systems need to be at its best. My advice is to be... Read more >

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World Diabetes Day – Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

November 14th is World Diabetes Day, which aims to draw attention to the condition that is becoming increasingly prevalent in both young and old generations. To support this cause, selected Life Pharmacies are offering FREE Diabetes Care & Blood Glucose Screening to Life Loyalty customers when they swipe their loyalty cards from November 14th to 21st. What is Diabetes?... Read more >

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Men’s Health – Ask a Pharmacist with Vincent Dempsey

Life Pharmacy’s Vincent Dempsey tackles some commonly asked questions about men’s health – featured in the Irish Independent’s ‘Mother & babies’ supplement 7 November 2018. Movember is upon us once again, which signals the time to put down your razor. But what most people see as a great excuse not to shave is actually a really important movement... 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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