See a beating heart in action during a Cardiac MRI scan at Affidea sister site Northern MRI

Northern MRI is one of only two centres in Northern Ireland that offer private Cardiac MRI – perfect for Valentine’s Day! Since 2017, NMRI’s Cardiac MRI service has provided cardiology patients access to MRIs in a wide-bore scanner for the first time in Northern Ireland. NMRI is also the first Affidea Ireland site offering routine Cardiac MRI appointments privately anywhere in Ireland.

Top 5 Health & Fitness Tips from Dr. Tony Lynch in Affidea ExpressCare

Dr. Tony Lynch, Clinical Lead Doctor in Affidea ExpressCare Minor Injuries & Illnesses Walk-In Clinic in The Elysian in Cork, offers expert advice on healthy living. ExpressCare in Tallaght is also open from 10am – 10pm, 365 days a year, with a third clinic opening in Northwood this year. This time of the year, we often look to join gyms and get fit. It is a normal thought process and one to be encouraged. However, if you really want to make a permanent and sustainable change…

Cold & Flu Tips from Dr. David Foley in Affidea ExpressCare

Dr. David Foley, Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Medical Director of Affidea ExpressCare Minor Injuries & Illnesses Walk-In Clinic in Tallaght in Dublin, offers advice on early diagnosis and expert treatment as the basis for minor injury management. ExpressCare in Cork is also open from 10am – 10pm, 365 days a year. As we ring in the New Year and all those resolutions we try so hard to keep, we also have to cope with the increase…

Top 10 Health Tips from Dr. Tony Lynch in Affidea ExpressCare to avoid winter bugs

As the colder season creeps in, we tend to stay indoors more and kids like to get up close at school and at home, which means we share bugs more easily…and we mean all bugs! 1. Gastro Bugs The first to prepare against is gastro bugs. These are the fellows that make us vomit or cause loose stools. Usually, they last only 24-48 hours, but the main concern is hydration. If you cannot eat or…

Top 5 DIY injuries – the importance of early diagnosis & minor injury management

David Foley, Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Medical Director of Affidea ExpressCare Minor Injuries & Illnesses Walk-In Clinics in Dublin, offers advice on early diagnosis and expert treatment as the basis for minor injury management. ExpressCare is also open in The Elysian in Cork. 1. Finger & Hand Injuries Hammers, nails, saws and chisels are all tools that can inflict a lot of accidental damage on unsuspecting hands. Anyone who has been unfortunate to suffer a hand…

Top 5 injuries to watch out for with your little ones

David Foley, Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Medical Director of Affidea ExpressCare Minor Injuries & Illnesses Walk-In Clinic at Tallaght Cross East in Dublin, offers tips and advice for September’s continued run of great weather. A second ExpressCare is open in The Elysian in Cork. 1. Falls / Limb Injuries Falls are the most common cause of non-life-threatening injuries in children and young adults. This age group have a decreased realisation of risk and an enthusiasm for…

Top 5 causes of Ireland’s Indian summer illnesses

David Foley, Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Medical Director of Affidea ExpressCare Minor Injuries & Illnesses Walk-In Clinics in Dublin, offers tips and advice for summer illnesses. ExpressCare is also open in The Elysian in Cork. 1. Sunburn Unlike when I was growing up in Ireland and can remember being sunburnt and having peeling skin on my shoulders, these days we are all much more aware of the dangers sunburn poses. In the short-term there is the pain…

Affidea Sligo leads the way in MR Imaging of patients with MR Conditional Pacemakers

The use of Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices (CIEDs) has increased dramatically, due in part to expanded indications for their use and the aging of society. An estimated 75 per cent of patients who currently have an implantable cardiac electronic device will need magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) during their lifetimes; it is estimated that volume of pacemakers will reach more than 1.4 million units by 2023. In the past, MRI was contraindicated in all patients with implantable…

Affidea Ireland supports National Stroke Awareness Week

National Stroke Awareness Week is an annual campaign run by the Irish Heart Foundation. This year it runs from the 23rd to the 28th of April, with events taking place across the country to raise awareness about stroke prevention, how to recognise a stroke and the realities of life after suffering a stroke. What exactly is stroke? A stroke occurs when the blood flow to the brain is interrupted or reduced. This deprives the brain of…

The importance of diagnostic screening at Affidea Ireland – National Brain Awareness Week

Diagnostic tests and procedures are vital tools that help medical professionals confirm or rule out the presence of a neurological disorder or other medical condition. A century ago, the only way to make a positive diagnosis for many neurological disorders was by performing an autopsy after a patient had died, but decades of research into the characteristics of disease, and the development of techniques that allow scientists to see inside the living brain and monitor…

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