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Do just elite athletes need screening?

No. It is important to recognise that it is not just elite athletes or footballers who are at risk and require screening.

Recent figures suggest that 12 young people die every week in the UK from unidentified cardiac conditions (Papadakis et al., 2009).

Although cardiac events in such individuals are more likely to occur when exercising this is not always the case and events can occur under conditions of minimal exercise or even at rest.

HeartScan therefore offers all young individuals the opportunity to be screened not just people who play high level sports.

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