Spencer Private Hospitals Launches New Athlete Heart Screening Service in Kent
While cardiac death in the young is uncommon it can strike without warning, and affects elite athletes and ordinary young people alike. According to the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young, each week at least 12 people under the age of 35 die suddenly in the UK from undiagnosed heart conditions, although it believes this may be an underestimate of the extent of sudden cardiac deaths.
Spencer Private Hospital Consultant Cardiologist, Konrad Grosser, says "Beneficially to raising renewed awareness, but sadly and tragically for those concerned, there have been a number of high profile cases of young athletes struck by heart conditions, including Fabrice Muamba, the Bolton Wanderers player. Alongside our Cardiovascular Screening service we have launched a screening service aimed specifically at Athletes. Screening such as this for any young person taking part in competitive sport is recommended by The European Society of Cardiology and the International Olympic Committee."
For more information about our Athlete Heart Screening Service in Kent please read more here.