Irish Heart Foundation

Representative: Lorraine McGlinchey

  1. Diseases Covered

Familial Electrical Diseases

  • Long QT syndrome
  • Brugada syndrome
  • Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia

Familial Cardiomyopathies

  • Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Restrictive cardiomyopathy

Other Rare Cardiac Diseases

  • Pericarditis
  • Endocarditis
  • Myocarditis

Other Heart Diseases

  • Angina
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Heart Block
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Wolff Parkinson White syndrome
  • Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD)
  • Sudden cardiac death


  • Stroke
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • High Cholesterol
  • Pulmonary Odema
  • Aphasia


Aims of the Organization
Our mission is to eliminate preventable death and disability from heart disease and stroke and to support and care for those living with these life-changing conditions.

Activities of the Organization
We work to achieve our mission through:

  • Caring for and speaking out for people in the community living with stroke and heart conditions and their families
  • Innovating and leading in health promotion and prevention to change health behaviours and reduce cardiovascular risk
  • Building a nation of lifesavers through CPR training
  • Campaigning and advocating for policies that support people to live healthier lives


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