Some info for anyone here , looking into cardaic screening clubwise
Healthy Hearts, Healthy Lives is a mobile heart screening service, set up by former Armagh GAA players John and Tony Mc Entee, providing cardiac screening to help prevent sudden deaths in young people who may have “Sudden Adult Death Syndrome”.
We travel to your chosen venue, we can facilitate screening on weekdays or on Saturday at a time that suits you and your members, we will try to accommodate your preference.
Attached is our information booklet, if you require hard copies of the booklet send me an address and I’ll post them on.
We have two technicians working at each screening session and as each screening takes 5-7 minutes, 20+ people can be screened in 1 hour. If you had 50-55 people to be screened then the session would last less than 3 hours. We provide at least 1 female technician, so ladies can be screened also.
We screen males and females aged from 14-35. The lower age limit is 14 years, as the child’s heart is not fully formed until age 14. If screened before this age many more tests would be listed as abnormal, causing undue further testing and increased anxiety. Our upper age limit is 35, as above this age the person is more likely to have problems due to heart disease, rather than issues associated with sudden cardiac death. ( We can screen sports people slightly over this age as long as they have no history of heart disease.)
Just to give you some concise information as follows :
Our screening programme consists of the following:
•ECG and Questionnaire @ initial screening session
•Consultant Cardiologist’s report on ECG. ( Dr McGlinchey is the Consultant Cardiologist employed and he will be adhering to (2007) ESC guidelines for screening athletes with specific reference to SCD screening.)
•Echocardiogram, should this be required. This will take place at a later date.
•Referral to appropriate medical facility, if required.
•Those requiring follow up will receive a phonecall, outlining exactly what is involved.
•Personal results letter to each individual screened and their GP if required.
The cost of this screening is €45.00 per person (which includes all of the above including an Echocardiogram, should it be required)
Each person being screened is required to complete a questionnaire and those under 16 years of age must have parental/guardian consent. I have attached a pdf of our questionnaire and these can be given to people prior to the screening event.
I will give you our requirements for holding a screening session, these are very basic, but will just give you an idea of space etc. If you have any problems with these, please let me know.
We have several small requirements in order to carry out the screening programme. We require 2 private areas(heated), which will hold 2 beds,( one area would be sufficient if it is partitioned), we will bring the beds (unfortunately we do not provide the screens). We also require some sort of a reception area, where questionnaires can be completed/checked etc. This does not need to be a large area, all that is needed here is a table and chair for someone from our company to co-ordinate the session. We have two technicians, so they will be able to screen 20 – 25 people in 1 hour. Our personnel will arrive about 20 minutes before the start of the session. As previously mentioned we have female technicians therefore ladies can be screened also.
If you have any further queries or questions please get in touch. Our website also provides more information.
You can pick a date and time that suits your members, we will try to accommodate you on your preferred date. We can be contacted via email or by telephone, details listed below.
Healthy Hearts Healthy Lives
Phone: +353868601808/ +447843468489