Club Cardiac Screening Day

Published:
October 30, 2016

Adare GAA Club are organising a Cardiac Screening day for members of the club -and all members of the community who'd like to avail of the service - anyone from the age of 12 and upwards). We need to have a minimum of 22 people to book in the screening day so we are looking to take names of people who are interested. The date and place will be organised once we have confirmed numbers.

The screening which is provided by AMS is ultimately aimed at reducing the incidents of Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) in Ireland and promoting a healthy lifestyle. AMS screen all the senior inter-county GAA teams across Ireland. AMS have carried out cardiac screening for the IRFU, the FAI, IOC, Irish Institute of Sport as well as numerous companies and local sports clubs up and down the country. For more information on AMS, see http://advancedmedicalservices.ie/…/cardiac-sports-screeni…/

The service is based on the recommendations of the GAA’s Medical Scientific and Advisory Committee http://www.gaa.ie/medical-and-player-welf…/cardiac-screening and The European Society of Cardiology. In Italy screening is compulsory for anyone competing in sport. They have reduced SADS by 89% over the past 25 years and this is the model which AMS are following.

In accordance with international best practice, the Cardiac Screening includes:

  • A Personal & Family History Questionnaire
  • A Medical Examination with a Doctor
  • Lifestyle Assessment
  • Blood Pressure measurement
  • Obesity Screening
  • 12 Lead Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Consultant Cardiologist review and report

Each screening takes 20 minutes and 45 people can be screened in a day.

The individual fee for the Cardiac Screening service is €65. *People with LAYA health insurance are able to avail of screening for FREE. People with other health insurance may be able to claim a % back at the end of the year. It is also tax deductible.

If you are interested in being screened or having members of your family screened, please contact Wayne McNamara on 087 764 0101 to book a place.

We are setting a deadline of Friday November 12th for bookings so that we can organise the screening day sooner rather than later.

Please share this post and talk to friends and family about the screening.

Thanks

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