Pat Spillane is to launch the Heart Failure Patient Alliance today.
The eight-time All-Ireland winner is a spokesperson for the initiative which aims to represent heart failure patients in Ireland.
The Alliance is a joint effort by a number of groups such as Croí, the Heartbeat Trust and the Heart and Stroke charity.
The official launch will take place in Dublin’s Talbot Hotel.
Mr Spillane says his family have experienced the effects of heart disease: