Sports Clubs and Associations
Fit and healthy young people die in the UK from sudden adult death syndrome (SADS). In individuals with an underlying heart condition, exercise can increase the risk of sudden death. Many individuals will have no warning of a problem and heart symptoms can be difficult to recognise, especially in those who are used to pushing themselves to extremes. Sportsmen and women engaging in high intensity sports are constantly putting their hearts through an extreme test. It is imperative to identify any hidden cardiac abnormalities in these people before and certainly during their chosen activity. There is growing evidence that identifying professional athletes with hitherto unknown cardiovascular disorders can prevent sudden death by targeted treatment intervention or after temporary or permanent withdrawal from sports.
At Cardio Direct, we firmly believe in preventative care. We currently work closely with major sports clubs and professional athletes providing cardiology screening services and on going support. We are fortunate in being able to offer a mobile screening service and this enables us, for example, to screen the squads of professional football clubs at their training grounds. We also undertake our screening services at our clinic in Harley Street. This enables us, for example, to undertake the necessary cardiac tests required as part of a pre-signing medical for a professional footballer.
Our Sports Cardiology programme.
We welcome the opportunity to build a relationship with your sports club or your association which could include developing a cardiac screening programme and providing on going support giving you piece of mind that any cardiovascular concerns are responded to quickly and proactively.
If you would like to book a screening or if you would like further information, please contact us on +44 (0) 20 7935 9303.