On Wednesday 10th September 2014, Breadalbane Community Campus is the venue for a cardiac screening programme for 14 -35 year olds from the Highland Perthshire area.
The screening provider, CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) is a charitable organisation whose mission is to raise awareness of undetected cardiac abnormalities in young, apparently healthy individuals. At least 12 young people die each week in the UK from undiagnosed cardiac conditions, many of which are preventable if recognised early.
At the screening, participants will receive an Electrocardiogram (ECG) that examines the electrical activity of the heart and as required 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.
There is no charge for this screening. Costs have been covered by the Andrew Murch Memorial Fund and the generous assistance of Aberfeldy Highland Ball.
Booking your screening couldn’t be easier:
1. Click here to find the Breadalbane Academy Screening on Wednesday 10th September 2014
2. Access the content using the password Aberfeldy.
3. Click on Places available.
4. You can now book appointment by choosing your time.
5. Once your booking is made you will receive a pending email.
6. After a few weeks you will receive a confirmation email. This email will also have Health Questionnaire and Consent Form attached with it.
Cardiac Screening Information click here