Every week in the UK at least 12 young people die suddenly from undiagnosed heart conditions.

CRY offers subsidised ECG and Echocardiogram screening to all young people between the ages of 14 and 35. The charity urges young people to get tested particularly if they are engaged in sport.

On March 17th CRY will be holding the first ECG screening clinic in Totnes where any fit and healthy young person can go and be tested.

Book online here – http://www.c-r-y.org.uk/ecg.htm

SCREENING means having:

An Electrocardiogram (ECG), 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 you lie still. A printout of the hearts electrical activity is obtained for evaluation by the cardiologist. This test is painless, non-invasive and takes a matter of a few minutes to perform

An Echocardiogram (Echo) is an ultrasound test (such as offered to pregnant women) which looks at the structure of the heart. From the information provided on screen, measurements are taken which give a guide to muscle thickness and size of the chambers of the heart. Again, this test is non-invasive and painless and takes approximately 20 minutes to perform.