About HeartBeat Trust
HeartBeat Trust is a charity established in 2004 by Prof Ken McDonald and Prof Mark Ledwidge to support specialist clinical and research services in heart failure and heart failure prevention in Ireland.
Our Mission is to improve heart failure care for all through advocacy and the provision of internationally leading research and services.
The HeartBeat Trust team is diverse, incorporating clinicians (nurses, nurse specialists, and doctors), cardiac technicians, scientists, clinical researchers & support staff.
Our patient services are provided via our heart failure unit located in St Michael’s and St Vincent’s Hospitals. St Michael’s is also home to our STOP-HF service aimed at prevention and early detection of heart failure. Our scientific research is carried out in the Conway Institute, University College Dublin. We also operate a virtual clinics that aim to disseminate expert advice and education to GPs.
What we do at Heartbeat Trust
- Increase public awareness of heart failure
- Build unique collaborations between hospitals, community care, healthcare professionals and patients for the benefit and ease of patients and their carers
- Develop infrastructure for patients, care providers, researchers, health care funders and healthcare technology companies to collaborate and personalise cardiovascular care maximising benefits, reducing risks and prioritising cardiovascular disease prevention
- Support an early warning and prevention programme for people diagnosed with heart failure and those at risk of developing heart failure
- Help vulnerable and severe heart failure patients manage their condition in the community and in their homes
- Our scientists carry out translational research into heart failure prevention, causes and care in the Conway Institute, University College Dublin