Cardiac Screening (coming soon)
A recent study of Irish sportspeople by U.C.C's Department of Rheumatology, Sports and Exercise Medicine stated both awareness and uptake levels of Cardiac Screening (which is proven to significantly reduce rates of Sudden Cardiac Death amongst athletes) are still very much below desired levels.
To combat this, and to ultimately save young lives, Gold Standard provide an affordable Cardiac Screening facility for clubs, schools and individuals. Fully qualified to conduct such services, Gold Standard aim to not only detect Silent Cardiac Abnormalities but to offer peace of- mind to their patients.
Alongside completing a personal and family history questionnaire, this service comprises of a thorough clinical examination, which analyses issues such as blood pressure, B.M.I, heart rhythm, radial and femoral pulses, and Stigmata of Marfans syndrome. Where necessary, a 12 Lead Electrocardiogram (commonly known as an ECG) test to record the electrical activity of the heart will also be conducted by our Consultant Cardiologist.