Our Cardiac Sports Screening Service:
Personal & family history questionnaire
This questionnaire is designed to find out if you have a family history of cardiac disease. It will also help us identify any symptoms that may be of concern.
- A thorough clinical examination will be performed by Heartaid’s Doctor paying particular attention to:
- Family history of sudden cardiac death and any symptoms that could lead to concern
- Waist Circumference assesses the amount of fat in the abdominal region
- Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height & weight that applies to adult men & women.
- Blood Pressure Recording. This shows the amount of work your body has to do to pump blood around the body.
- Listening to the heart for murmurs / irregular heart rhythm.
- Radial & Femoral Pulses
- Stigmata of Marfans syndrome
An electrocardiogram is a test that records the electrical activity of the heart. It gives information in relation to some of the common inherited heart defects. It can provide information on heart muscle function. The effects of high blood pressure can be seen. The patient is connected to a recording device by a series of fine cables which are attached to the chest wall by sticky electrodes. The test takes approx. 5 minutes & is performed by a Medical Professional.
The physical examination & health questionnaire is carried out by a medical doctor. The results of the testing are reviewed & reported by our Consultant Cardiologist.
The results of the test will be sent back to you within 10 working days.
Our mobile screening service enables testing to be carried out at a location of your choice. We welcome the opportunity to build a relationship with your school, club or organisation.
This would involve screening for all your members & providing on going support giving you peace of mind that any cardiovascular concerns are responded to quickly & pro-actively.
Also we feel it is important that screening is available to you at an affordable price.
AMS can help facilitate and fast track the booking of an Echocardiogram if required at designated cardiology centres across Ireland.
An Echocardiogram is an ultrasound of the heart. The echocardiogram can help detect or rule out what was detected during your initial screening. Echocardiography has become routinely used in the diagnosis, management and follow up of patients with any suspected or known heart disease. It can provide a wealth of helpful information including the size and shape of the heart, pumping capacity and the location and extent of any tissue damage. An echocardiogram is a painless non-invasive test that takes 20-30 minutes.
I availed of Heartaid’s cardiac screening service. I found it to be an excellent and comprehensive service. I would be happy to recommend Heartaid to any sporting organisation or club interested in getting their players checked out’
James Coughlan, Munster Rugby
Heartaid’s cardiac screening team were very professional, courteous and efficient to deal with. The online booking system was great as it allowed all members to book appointments online. I would be happy to recommend Heartaid & its service to any sports club or organisation in Ireland’
Mike O’Regan, Secretary, Ballinora GAA Club