Any person between the age of 14-35 who would like to have their heart tested can register their interest to book a free heart screening. CRY is planning for public screenings to start again this summer so please register your interest here.
What is the purpose of cardiac screening?
Sometimes an individual may have a cardiac abnormality without any symptoms. Screening with an electrocardiogram (ECG) is aimed at identifying people with conditions such as heart muscles disorders or electrical faults of the heart.
Is screening just for athletes?
At CRY, we believe all young people aged 14-35 should have the opportunity to be screened. Cardiac incidents can take place at any time. They are not limited to high-intensity sport; they may occur just jogging across the park or when asleep at night. The screenings programme is not just for people who play sport.
What will happen if I am found to have a condition?
It would depend on the condition. Although many of the conditions are not ‘curable’ they are all treatable and treatments range from lifestyle adaptations to drug therapy or, in some cases, surgery.
If you are concerned or experiencing any of the below symptoms, please contact your GP.
If you pass out with no warning (i.e. you collapse and do not protect yourself by putting out your hands) please contact CRY prior to your GP appointment.
CRY holds ECG screening clinics for those aged 14 to 35 at a number of established locations around the UK including London. The CRY mobile screening unit facilitates various screening events at other locations in the UK – often organised by CRY supporters.