‘Heart scan could have saved my brother’

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One hundred pupils at Belfast High School have had heart scans after a former student died of sudden arrhythmic death syndrome (SADS).

Nicky Adair died in March 2020, aged 37.

He was “fully fit and healthy”, according to his brother and sister, who are trying to raise awareness of the condition.

“If Nicky was screened, he could’ve been saved,” his sister, Amy Adair-McCourt, told BBC News NI.

Along with her brother, Philip, Amy has been fundraising for the potentially life-saving scans.

They hope the scans will prevent families of those pupils who underwent the tests experiencing a loss like they did.