First year sees more than 600 people avail of mobile heart unit

The Irish Heart Foundation’s mobile health unit is celebrating a year in operation this month.

And in the north west, more than 620 people have availed of its free blood pressure checks.

Of those, more than half of men were found to have high blood pressure, sometimes described as ‘a silent killer.’

The Heart Foundation’s Marese Damery has been telling Ocean FM News about the work of its health unit, and about the numbers it has seen in Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal: