St Vincents Chronic Cardiovascular Care Unit
Who we are:
Based in Dun Laoghaire, the St Vincent’s Chronic Cardiovascular Disease Unit supports research and services carried out by the multidisciplinary team based at St Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin and St Michael’s Hospital, Dun Laoghaire.
What we aim to do:
Build a sustainable shared-care approach to heart failure with involvement of the patient, the general practitioner and a specialist multidisciplinary team.
Test and establish methods of best practice in regard to the above and disseminate proven beneficial approaches nationally and internationally.
Re-orientate heart failure care to focus predominantly and safely in the community, lessening the demand on hospital bed days, thereby reducing costs and improving quality of life.
Develop heart failure preventative strategies to allow for development of most effective means of curtailing present heart failure epidemic