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25th April 2024

Mater Private Network’s Heart Summit Reveals Insights into Future of Cardiac Care in Ireland

Location: Dublin

On Saturday 20th April, leading European cardiologists came together to share new insights and groundbreaking advancements in cardiac patient care with Irish GPs, cardiologists and other healthcare professionals. 

Mater Private Network’s inaugural Heart Summit was presented in collaboration with CVRI Dublin and the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, and represented a unique opportunity for healthcare professionals, researchers, and stakeholders to come together and proactively shape the future of cardiovascular medicine, ultimately improving patient outcomes.

The keynote presentation was delivered by Professor Thomas Luscher, President Elect of the European Society of Cardiology. The day’s event saw insightful analysis around topics related to cardiac patient care, from a number of European cardiology experts. Both experts from the Mater Private Network award winning cardiology panel, as well as speakers from further afield, including, Prof. Alan Fraiser, Dr. Maurizio Panarelli, and Prof. Borja Ibanez, shared their insights.


During the summit, dynamic discussions and interactive sessions took place on the role of polypills in preventing cardiovascular disease, advancements in female care for coronary artery disease, and the evolving landscape of CT coronary angiography. Other highlights include discussions on recent regulatory changes in high-risk medical devices, interventions for tricuspid regurgitation and atrial fibrillation. Each presentation included an engaging Q&A session and panel discussions, with a high level of audience engagement both online and in person an indicator of the huge interest in these key aspects of cardiovascular medicine.


Three key takeaways for Irish adults:

  • While incidences of cardiac events are an ongoing issue globally, teams within Europe are working proactively to provide medical and technical advancements for the benefit of all. 
  • Treatment facilities within Ireland are amongst some of the best in the space and are constantly being improved, and when detected in time, a heart-based illness does not mean mortality.
  • No two case of cardiac disease are the same. To ensure excellence in patient care, continuous consideration, collaboration and insights are needed. Thankfully, Summits such as today’s Dublin event are helping GPs and cardiologists across Ireland stay abreast of the information they need to know to best support their patients and communities. 

Opening the conference at The Royal College Of Surgeons, Dublin, Prof. Robert Byrne, Director of Cardiology at Mater Private Network said

“Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death for Irish adults and so we are particularly honoured to bring this Heart Summit to Dublin and host it on home soil. The conference is designed to educate, spur on knowledge share and inspire innovation in our field, both in medical techniques and indeed in patient care.  The energy here at our Dublin City event has been infectious.  At Mater Private Network, we are passionate about fostering a culture of international collaboration and continuous improvement, paving the way for the future of healthcare”  


During his keynote speech at this year’s event, Prof. Thomas Lüscher, President-Elect of the European Society of Cardiology stated

 “I am thrilled to have been invited to speak at Mater Private Network’s Heart Summit here in Dublin. The cardiology specialism is unfortunately becoming more and more prevalent in the lives of patients across Europe and thus our work is more vital than ever. Together, we can increase the speed of innovation in the field and ensure better outcomes for patients and the quality of presentations and knowledge shared today is the perfect example of that.”

Committed to ongoing the excellence and innovation in cardiac care in Ireland, Mater Private Network was delighted to be able to provide this educational session, not only to improve the understanding of cardiac treatment and screening options available in Ireland, but overall, to improve standards of cardiac care for all. 


A full recording of the day’s event is available to view on MedCafé and on our website. Learn more about Mater Private Network’s cardiac offering and treatment options available here.