Dr. Joe Gallagher

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The Management of Co-Morbidities in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation in the GP Setting

In this video, Dr. Gallagher discusses the management of co-morbidities in patients with atrial fibrillation in the GP Setting. Dr. Gallagher discusses the multi-morbid presentation of many patients with atrial fibrillation in the primary care setting and focuses on the management of their various concurrent conditions, alongside the management of atrial fibrillation. Dr. Gallagher touches on the following disease areas/topics in this short talk:

  • Hypertension
  • Heart Failure
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Diabetes
  • Alcohol
  • Obesity
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnoea
  • COPD
  • Frailty and Falling
  • Coronary Artery Disease

He summarises best practice recommendations alongside practical tips on the holistic management of these patients.


Dr. Joe Gallagher is a GP in Gorey, Co. Wexford. He was previously the ICGP Lead on the HSE Heart Failure Programme. Following this he was a Research Fellow with the Heartbeat Trust and UCD where he undertook an MD on the Diagnosis and Prevention of Heart Failure. He has worked in Malawi where he is involved in ongoing projects on child health and chronic diseases. He is the current ICGP Cardiovascular Lead.

Dr. Joe Gallagher

General Practitioner
The Palms Surgery, Gorey, Co. Wexford

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