Q. What does a heart screening entail?
A. The heart screening sessions involve a short 5-10 minute test which is quick and painless and able to detect any heart abnormalities. The doctors carrying out the tests will then review the results and let you know if you need a further test.
You will undergo an ECG (Echocardiogram) which looks at the electrical conduction pathways around the heart. Small stickers known as electrodes are placed on the client’s chest and the wires connect to an ECG machine whilst they lie still.
A printout of the heart’s electrical activity is obtained for evaluation by the cardiologist. From the information provided, measurements are taken which give a guide to muscle thickness and size of the chambers of the heart.
Q. What age is screening open to?
A. Our heart screening initiative is open to everyone aged 10-35 years old.