Letter from Dr Michael Webb (Medical Director Ulster Rugby)
Ulster Rugby, in conjunction with Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), is hosting a cardiac screening weekend at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast on Sat 23rd July and Sun 24th July 2016.
We would like to invite you to consider attending.
The screening is available to those between the ages of 14 and 35 years. The aim of cardiac screening in athletes is to identify pre-existing cardiac abnormalities that place them at increased risk of sudden cardiac death. Most of these cardiac abnormalities can be identified by combination of a questionnaire, clinical examination and electrocardiogram (ECG). CRY are a UK charity who work closely with sports cardiologists to provide expert cardiac screening in young people.
Full details of what is involved can be accessed on the CRY website, www.c-r-y.org.
It must be emphasised that in the unlikely event of a diagnosis of serious cardiac condition being made, this can have serious implications with regard to subsequent life insurance and mortgage applications.
There is no cost for the screening, but we would encourage you to consider making a donation to CRY on the day you attend your screening.
To book an appointment, which are available on a first come first served basis, visit the website at www.testmyheart.org.uk , the password is “Ulster2016” and then click onto private screenings – there you will find the Ulster Rugby events listed on 23rd / 24th July, and slots can be booked directly.
Bookings should be made before Thursday 30h June – on this date all remaining available appointment dates will be released to the general public.