CRY Heart Screening for 14-35 year olds
Saturday 25th September 2021 at Weston Village Hall
It can be hard to believe that a person who appears fit and healthy may be at risk from heart problems. However, every week in the UK at least 12 apparently fit and healthy young people aged 35 and under die from undiagnosed heart conditions.
CRY’s mission is to identify those that are at risk from sudden cardiac death. Sudden Death Syndrome is an umbrella term used for the many different types of cardiac arrest in young people. These conditions include the thickening or abnormal structure of the heart and irregularities of the impulses that upset the natural rhythm of the heart. Sporty youngsters stress their heart the most. If they have an underlying cardiac abnormality, they are more likely to be at risk. It is important to stress that exercise is NOT bad for you and sport itself does not lead to cardiac arrest, but it can act as a trigger for a young person to die suddenly by exacerbating an undetected condition.
At a screening, you or your son / daughter will receive an Electrocardiogram (ECG) that examines the electrical activity of the heart and if required an echocardiogram (ECHO) and physical examination. It is a non-invasive procedure that will take no more than 10 minutes to complete and is performed by qualified cardiac physiologists.
The ECG results will be examined and some individuals will be required to undertake a follow-up echocardiogram (ECHO). This is an ultrasound scan of the heart that looks at its size, structure and blood flow. All results suggesting an abnormality will then be sent to CRY’s consultant cardiologist Professor Sanjay Sharma, a leading expert on inherited cardiac conditions.
The next CRY Cardiac Screening for 14-35 year olds will be held at Weston Village Hall on Saturday 25th September. Further details will be given on the 9th August, at which point you will be able to book an appointment. Should you want more information about the screening before then please go to email@example.com
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All donations to our charity 'The Heart of Weston are gratefully received. Every donation we receive helps towards saving someones life.