Great news: A life was rescued by an external defibrillator

A 72-year-old was rescued thanks to the use of an external defibrillator that was installed in the Municipality of Kalamaria through the project Heart Safe Cities which is implemented within the Cross-border cooperation Programme Interreg IPA “Greece-Republic of North Macedonia 2014-2020”. The old man, who is recovering, was lucky as a trained nurse of the Customer Health Service Centre was at the scene giving him first aid by doing CPR and using one of the 43 installed defibrillators. This is the first incident occurring after their supply and installation, proving their vital importance for the protection of public health.

 

Results presentation event of the Heart Safe Cities project – Press release

The 4th Health District of Macedonia and Thrace invites you to the results presentation event of the Heart Safe Cities project. The project is implemented within the Cross-border cooperation Programme Interreg IPA “Greece-Republic of North Macedonia 2014-2020”.

The event entitled “Creating Heart Safe Cities..a Cross-Border project with significant results” will take part virtually, on Monday 25th October, at 18.00.

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Strategies for improving your environmental health!

What surrounds you each day in your home, work, or neighborhood and the resources available to you can affect your health. You can’t always choose what’s in the environments you live, work, or play in. But taking small steps to make your environments safer and limiting your exposure to potentially harmful substances can help keep you healthier.

The above lines are from the article entitled “Environmental Wellness Toolkit” originally posted on the website of the National Institutes of Health.

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Why the heart matters: a cardiologist’s perspective | WHO

Sharing her experience as a cardiologist in Kyiv, Ilona highlights the importance of continuing medical education and the need for better investment in the next generation of cardiologists.

The above lines are from the article entitled “Why the heart matters: a cardiologist’s perspective” originally posted on the website of the World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe.

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Physical activity: the key for our heart health

Everyone needs physical activity to stay healthy. But it can be hard to find the time in your busy routine.

The above lines are from the article entitled “Run. Dance. Play. What’s your move?” originally posted on the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion website.

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