CHFC Cardiac Screening Saturday 21st April

(11 Apr 2018)

CHFC Cardiac Screening

Castleknock Hurling and Football Club is offering Cardiac Screening Service to club members (male and female) aged between 14 - 35 at a cost of €50.00 per person on Saturday 21st April 2018 from 10am to 2pm at CCC. To make an appointment click on the Link below and fill in your details if you want Cardiac Screening.

To make an appointment, click on the link  below and fill in the form:

CHFC Cardiac Screening Appointment Form

Other Documentation:

Download and fill in Patient Questionnaire to be presented on day of appointment

Download Important Patient Information

Healthy Hearts, Healthy Lives is a mobile heart screening service set up to provide cardiac screening to help prevent sudden deaths in young people who may have “Sudden Adult Death Syndrome”. 

They will have at least two technicians working at each screening session and as each screening takes 5-7 minutes. They provide at least 1 female technician, so ladies can be screened also.

They 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.   The 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.)

The screening programme consists of the following:

• ECG, Blood Pressure check 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 phone call, outlining exactly what is involved.
• Personal results letter to each individual screened and their GP if required.

The cost of this screening is €50 per person (which includes all of the above including an Echocardiogram, should it be required). Which will be collected individually from members on screening day. 

It is important to note that an Echocardiogram can cost upwards of €250+, they have include this in the €50 cost, should it be required. In their experience about 8-10% of the people screened require this additional test.

Each person being screened is required to complete a questionnaire and those under 16 years of age must have parental/guardian consent. Attached is a pdf of our questionnaire download this and complete it and bring it with you on the screening day or alternatively people can fill in the questionnaires on the day of the screening.

Parent/guardians can accompany their children and be with them when the ECG etc is being done, if this is what they wish to do.

Results are usually available in 7-10 days. Anyone who requires further tests will be phoned as well as receiving a letter. This means that the situation can be explained and it gives the individual a chance to ask any questions they might have. If anyone requires a follow up Echocardiogram, they will go back and do those, usually within a few weeks of the initial screening (they will arrange individual appointments for the Echocardiogram. Results of Echocardiograms can be slightly longer, usually up to 2 weeks).

They have employed the services of Mr Oisin McConville, a trained counsellor (IAAAC approved).  He will be available should anyone be informed that they can no longer participate in sport, due to cardiac irregularities. For more information, read the attached information booklet and questionnaire. 


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