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Heart screening
« on: August 15, 2012, 03:52:21 PM »
St Galls is running a heart screening day in the St Galls Club rooms on Saturday the 15th of September for males and females aged 14 to 35. The cost is 35 per person and is a very worthwhile health check.

Giving the current rise in young people suffering from sudden death syndrome it is recommended that all young people take this screening before participating in physical exercise as it currently affects 1 in 300 people.

Payment must be made up front as numbers are limited. Payment can be made behind the bar at St Galls or directly to Conor McAreavey who can be contacted on 07885987679
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Re: Heart screening
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2013, 01:26:32 PM »
I would fully advise everyone, active in sport or not to get one of these screenings. A few months ago my club organised for Healthy Hearts- Tony McEntees company- to come out and scan. An ECG.
I was called back to Crossmaglen for a follow up Ultra Sound. After the Ultra Sound I was referred on to see a specialist. The appointment was Monday. I had to get a transesophageal echocardiogram> basically a small camera down my throat to get a closer scan of the heart.
I was diagnosed with an atrial septal aneurysm. Two holes in my heart and where there was suppose to be a solid wall is a loose flexible wall. I actively play football- training three times a week- and when the county board could be bothered I have play a game at the weekend.

The next process for me is the specialist is consulting with another specialist then one of the following happens:
1. The old wait and see- annual assessment on the situation- fingers crossed its this option
2. Surgery
3. Be on blood thinners the rest of my life- nightmare this- no contact sports allowed. Any bleeding is a nightmare to stop and internal bleeding impossible.

So once again I urge you to all get yourself checked out.

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Re: Heart screening
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2013, 01:43:53 PM »
I agree, especially if your club is providing the facility for you to have it done it is something every active sportman should get done.
the initial screen is literally 15 minutes of your time and is completely painless
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