Screening

Kris Ledgard Memorial Fund Screening

A clear aim of working in partnership with CRY for the Kris Ledgard Memorial Fund is to hold dates for screening. The money raised through fund raising is held by CRY and ring fenced to enable us to shortly offer days when screening can take place.

 Upcoming Screening 

Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th August 2018 – further details to follow

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So far we have held the following screenings:

Saturday 16 July 2016 – 91 people screened at Stantonbury Leisure Centre, Milton Keynes

Sunday 17 July 2016 – 78 people screened at Stantonbury Leisure Centre, Milton Keynes

Saturday 1 August 2015 – 91 people screened at Planet Ice, Milton Keynes

Sunday 2 August 2015 – 96 people screened at Planet Ice, Milton Keynes

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What is a cardiac screening?

The simple way to diagnose most cardiac abnormalities is a quick, painless and affordable procedure called an electrocardiogram (ECG). This test is used to record the electrical activity of the heart. If a more detailed image is required, an ultrasound scan of the heart, known as an echocardiogram (ECHO), can be taken. 

Sport itself does not lead to cardiac arrest but can trigger a young sudden death by aggravating an undetected abnormality. In countries such as Italy, screening for those participating in representative sport is mandatory. In some professions cardiac testing is also mandatory. Furthermore, medications that affect the heart must be avoided if you have an underlying cardiac condition. CRY’s subsidised screening service is available to any person aged between 14 and 35.

All information is taken from CRY. For more information please visit the CRY website.