Petition To bring in availability of heart-screening for all 11-35yr olds who play Sport
Out of 269 sudden deaths in young people, 49 occurred in competitive athletes with undiagnosed heart conditions.
It is important to note that heart-screening has been compulsory in all teenagers and adults competing in athletic sports in Italy since 1982, with other European countries offering similar screening. Wales and the UK lacks sadly behind here. It would be good to see Wales taking the UK lead in this.
Based on our current ECG heart-screening sessions, we found that 1 in 4 screenings revealed the need for further investigation with an Echo Cardiogram.
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