What is sudden cardiac death?

Professor Sharma answers the question ‘what is sudden cardiac death?’

What is SADS?

Professor Sharma answers the question ‘what is SADS?’

How important is expertise?

Professor Sharma answers the question ‘how important is expertise?’

Does playing sport cause sudden cardiac death?

Professor Sharma answers the question ‘does playing sport cause sudden cardiac death?’

Why get tested? I am told there is nothing you can do for me if I am identified.

Professor Sharma answers the question ‘why get tested?’

What test will I have and how long will it take? What will they be looking for?

Professor Sharma answers the question ‘what test will I have?’

Who will be reading my test?

Professor Sharma answers the question ‘who will be reading my test?’

Do these tests identify all people at risk?

Professor Sharma answers the question ‘Do these tests identify all people at risk?’

What are the chances of having something wrong?

Professor Sharma answers the question ‘what are the chances of having something wrong?’

Do I need to bring anything with me for the test?

Professor Sharma answers the question ‘do I need to bring anything with me for the test?’

How many people need heart scans?

Professor Sharma answers the question ‘how many people need heart scans?’

My daughter only wants to see a female technician. Can this be arranged?

Professor Sharma answers the question ‘my daughter only wants to see a female technician. Can this be arranged? ‘

Once I have been screened will I need to be screened again?

Professor Sharma answers the question ‘once I have been screened will I need to be screened again?’

Will I be able to talk to a cardiologist on the day?

Professor Sharma answers the question ‘will I be able to talk to a cardiologist on the day?’

You mention there are sometimes symptoms. How important are symptoms?

Professor Sharma answers the question ‘how important are symptoms?’

I have a family history of high blood pressure. Does that matter?

Professor Sharma answers the question ‘I have a family history of high blood pressure. Does that matter?’

What if I have a family history of familial hypercholesterolemia?

Professor Sharma answers the question ‘what if I have family history of familial hypercholesterolemia?’

What if I have a family history of ischemic heart disease?

Professor Sharma answers the question ‘what if I have family history of ischemic heart disease?’

When I was younger I was told I have a heart murmur. Does that matter?

Professor Sharma answers the question ‘when I was younger I was told that I had a heart murmur, does that matter?’

A family member has a cardiomyopathy. Does this mean it will be passed on to me?

Professor Sharma answers the question ‘a family member has a cardiomyopathy, does that mean it will be passed to me?’

If someone is overweight are they more at risk from these conditions?

Professor Sharma answers the question ‘if someone is overweight are they more at risk from this conditions?’

I’m over 35. Can I be screened?

Professor Sharma answers the question ‘I’m over 35. Can I be screened?’

Why doesn’t CRY screen people over 35?

Professor Sharma answers the question ‘why doesn’t CRY screen people over 35?’

My child is 14. Can he / she be screened?

Professor Sharma answers the question ‘my child is 14. Can he/she be screened?’

Why doesn’t CRY screen people under 14?

Professor Sharma answers the question ‘why doesn’t CRY screen people under 14?’

Can I have an ECG if I’m pregnant?

Professor Sharma answers the question ‘can I have an ECG if I’m pregnant?’

If I don’t do much sport will I still be able to get tested?

Professor Sharma answers the question ‘if I don’t do much sport will I still be able to get tested?’

Can I still have the test if I have a hangover?

Professor Sharma answers the question ‘can I still have the test if I have a hangover?’

What happens if something is found on my ECG?

Professor Sharma answers the question ‘what happens if something is found on my ECG?’

Why do I need a heart scan?

Professor Sharma answers the question ‘why do I need a heart scan?’

My ECG is normal but I still have symptoms. What should I do?

Professor Sharma answers the question ‘my ECG is normal but I still have symptoms. What should I do?’

After looking at my ECG the doctor now wants to do an ECHO, is something wrong?

Professor Sharma answers the question ‘after looking at my ECG, the doctor now wants to do an ECHO. Is something wrong?’

My son / daughter needs a repeat. Should I be worried?

Professor Sharma answers the question ‘My son / daughter needs a repeat. Should I be worried?’

Why are some people asked to have an ECHO?

Professor Sharma answers the question ‘ why are some people asked to have an ECHO?’

What will happen if I am found to have a condition?

Professor Sharma answers the question ‘what will happen if I am found to have a condition?’

Will I have to stop playing sport?

Professor Sharma answers the question ‘will I have to stop playing sport?’

If something is found, how will this affect insurance or mortgages?

Professor Sharma answers the question ‘if something is found, how will this affect insurance or mortgages?’

Is every condition you find curable?

Professor Sharma answers the question ‘if every condition you find curable?’

Will my doctor be kept informed?

Professor Sharma answers the question ‘will my doctor be kept informed?’

Can I get the same tests done locally, privately?

Professor Sharma answers the question ‘can I get the same tests done locally, privately?’

Can I get this done on the NHS?

Professor Sharma answers the question ‘can I get this done on the NHS?’

Can my GP do the test?

Professor Sharma answers the question ‘can my GP do the test?’

If I need to be referred, do I have to travel to London?

Professor Sharma answers the question ‘if I need to be referred, do I have to travel to London?’

I’m over 35. Where can I get tested?

Professor Sharma answers the question ‘I’m over 35. Where can I get tested?’

My GP doesn’t take my concerns seriously. What can I do?

Professor Sharma answers the question ‘my GP doesn’t take my concerns seriously. What can I do?’

Screening identifies risk. Are there different levels of risk?

Professor Sharma answers the question ‘are there different levels of risk?’

What can be learned from an MRI scan, exercise test, Holter monitor (24 hour ECG)?

Professor Sharma answers the question ‘what can be learned from an MRI scan, exercise test, Holter monitor (24 hour ECG)?’

What does it mean to be a carrier?

Professor Sharma answers the question ‘what does it mean to be a carrier?’

Are there certain sports which are pre-disposed to long QT?

Professor Sharma answers the question ‘are there certain sports which are pre-disposed to long QT?’

Can I book an exercise stress test?

Professor Sharma answers the question ‘can I book an exercise stress test?’

I’ve heard about CPR. Could you explain how this is effective in dealing with sudden cardiac death?

Professor Sharma answers the question ‘I’ve heard about CPR. Could you explain how this is effective in dealing with sudden cardiac death?’

Should I book an ECG and ECHO? Why is there a choice of services?

Professor Sharma answers the question ‘should I book an ECG and echo?’

Would the ECHO pick up anything the ECG would miss?

Professor Sharma answers the question ‘would the ECHO pick up anything the ECG would miss?’

Why is it recommended that elite athletes have both an ECG and an ECHO?

Professor Sharma answers the question ‘why is it recommended that elite athletes have both an ECG and an echo?’

What is an ICD? What does it do?

Professor Sharma answers the question ‘what is an ICD? What does it do?’

Why aren’t all schools equipped with a defibrillator?

Professor Sharma answers the question ‘why aren’t all schools equipped with a defibrillator?’