Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Spaces available for the cardiac screening in Dunshaughlin next week Feb 15th

Why undergo a Cardiac Screening?

• Up to 100 young people die each year in Ireland from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS)

• 1 in 300 people may have a cardiac abnormality

• The national register recently reported that the incidents of SADS are higher in Ireland than many other European countries.

• In Italy cardiac screening is mandatory for anyone aged 12 to 35 years involved in competitive sport for the past 25 years. They have reduced the incidents of SADS by 89%.

• The GAA’s Medical Scientific and Welfare Committee recommend cardiac screening for all players over the age of 14 years

• The European Society of Cardiology & the International Olympic Committee recommends cardiac screening.

• Heartaid’s service is based on the recommendations of the above named organisations.

Contact Philip Neville – 086 467 3320

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