Cardiac Screening - Saturday February 3rd

CHFC Cardiac Screening

As part of our Healthy Clubs initiative, Castleknock Hurling and Football Club is offering Cardiac Screening Service to Club members (male and female) aged between 14 – 40 at a cost of €50.00 per person on Saturday February 3rd between 10am-1pm at the Clubhouse.

To make an appointment, click on this link and fill in the questionnaire ▶ 

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 each screening takes 5-7 minutes.  Female physiologists will be used where possible.

They screen males and females aged from 14-40. 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 40, as above this age, the person is more likely to have problems due to heart disease, rather than issues associated with sudden cardiac death. (They 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.
  • 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. 

Young people wishing to be tested, who are under the age of 16, must get the consent form signed by a parent or guardian. A parent or guardian must be present when the person being tested is under 16.

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).

For more information, read the information booklet and questionnaire – click here to download ▶▶▶

Or contact: Susan Cryan or by text 086-6053417.