Support Cardiac Risk in the Young’s screening programme

Support Cardiac Risk in the Young’s screening programme

You mention there are sometimes symptoms. How important are symptoms?

Symptoms that an individual perceives are obviously important – they may be the first clue to someone harbouring a potentially serious condition. There are several symptoms that a young individual needs to be aware of that would forewarn them that there may be a cardiac problem and these include chest pain, central chest pain described as a heaviness that is brought on by exertion and would leave by rest; breathlessness that’s disproportionate to the amount of exercise being performed; palpitation; dizziness or blackouts without warnings. About 20% of people who have died suddenly have exhibited these symptoms, 80% haven’t but up to one fifth of individuals will be identified merely on symptoms alone. So I think symptoms are very important and they should be taken very seriously.

people screened since 1995

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