Cardiac Screening in Knutsford

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Every week in the UK at least 12 young people die of undiagnosed heart conditions, with no symptoms or warning in around 80 per cent of cases.

More than 100 local people aged between 14 and 35 were screened on Saturday, in the latest programme delivered by Knutsford Community First Responder Trust (KCFRT) and the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY).

Qualified cardiac physiologists, doctors and volunteers from both organisations deliver the programme.

The tests can identify cardiac abnormalities, providing vital information to patients so they can start treatment, if necessary.

At this session, seven young people were found to require further tests with suspected previously undetected cardiac issues.

Two sessions have been held in the town every year since 2016.