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Reminder - Cardiac Screening Programme this Saturday!   30/04/2017

The club are delighted to confirm Saturday, May 6th for the St Brigid’s GAA Cardiac Screening programme. The clinic will be open from 9:30-5pm. Each screening will take 15-20 minutes. We will need a minimum of 25 names for the Clinic to go ahead!

 

Bookings can be made online, go to www.ameds.ie.

Click on the ‘Online Booking’

Enter the clinic code brigids

 

Or they can click on the link below which can sent out by email or WhatsApp.

https://bookings.ameds.ie/booking/from-code?code=brigids 

 

People can use Credit or Debit cards to book an appointment. Anyone with LAYA is FREE but must make a booking too. Everyone else must pay the €65 fee which is tax deductible. Anyone with other health insurance may be able to claim a % back at the end of the year. Alternatively, individuals with difficulty online can call our helpline 1890 300 333 or email screening@ameds.ie. We hope people will avail of the next available time slot.



It would be great everyone can help communicate the service, and encouraging members, their families and friends to consider this worthwhile & comprehensive health check.

 

Why undergo a Cardiac Screening?

•             Up to 100 young people die each year in Ireland from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS)

•             1 in 300 people may have a cardiac abnormality

•             The national register recently reported that the incidents of SADS are higher in Ireland than many other European countries.

•             In Italy cardiac screening is mandatory for anyone aged 12 to 35 years involved in competitive sport for the past 25 years. They have reduced the incidents of SADS by 89%.

•             The GAA’s Medical Scientific and Welfare Committee and the International Rugby Board recommend cardiac screening for all players over the age of 14 years

•             The European Society of Cardiology & the International Olympic Committee recommends cardiac screening.

•             AMS’s service is based on the recommendations of the above named organisations.












St Brigids GAA Club,
Russell Park, Navan Road, Dublin 15
Contact: pro.stbrigids.dublin@gaa.ie