Heart Screening

There is a simple way to diagnose most cardiac abnormalities. This is by having an ECG (electrocardiogram) test. Ideally, results should be read by a cardiologist. For extra clarity an Echocardiogram (ultrasound scan) can also be carried out. All donations to Jamie’s Memorial Fund are currently used to offer FREE Heart Screenings for local young people aged 14-35.

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Screening Process with CRY

Click here to read screening information on the CRY website.

Patients book in advance through the TestMyHeart website and will receive regular reminders about the event and their pre-booked time. On arrival you are checked-in and asked to take a seat until a qualified ECG nurse is available.

Your height and weight will be checked and then each patient has 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 heart’s electrical activity is obtained for evaluation by the cardiologist. This test is painless and non-invasive. It takes only a few minutes to perform with the client lying down on a couch or bed.

Depending on which model the screening is using, the review process will differ as follows:

Model 1 - ECG screening with Doctor present:

Around 100 people can be tested on the day, and each person will have an ECG, a consultation with the doctor on the day and an ECHO if required.

Model 2 - ECG screening with no Doctor present:

Around 125 people can be tested on the day and each person will have an ECG which will be reviewed by the doctor after the event. Result letters will be sent to all people tested and any person who requires further investigations will be contacted by the CRY doctor.

Of the 2,495 young people screened to date, 76 had an additional ultrasound of the heart at the screening and 99 have been referred to their GP for further consultation. At least two people have undergone corrective surgery.

The cost of screening 100 young people per day is currently £6,000.
The aim of Jamie’s Fund is to screen at least 3,000 young people.

Our screening reports can be found on our “Latest News” page.
Forthcoming screenings through Jamie’s Fund are shown on our “Events” page.

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