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Hundreds die each year in Wales from an undiagnosed heart condition and a simple ECG will identify most cardiac abnormalities so that conditions can be managed effectively. We call on the National Assembly for Wales to ask the Welsh Government to roll out a heart screening programme to all young people between 8 and 35 in Wales.
Heart screening sessions involve a short 15 minute test which is quick, painless and can detect most heart abnormalities which could save hundreds of lives in Wales. In the Veneto region of Italy, where heart screening programme has been undertaken for 25 years the number of young athletes, male and female, dying of sudden cardiac arrest fell from one in 28,000 each year to one in 250,000, according to a 2006 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Please sign Welsh Hearts petition calling on the Assembly Wales to ask Welsh Government to roll out a heart screening programme to all young people between 8 and 35 in Wales.
Arwyddwch deiseb WelshHearts os gwelwch yn dda yn galw ar Cynulliad Cymru i ofyn i Llywodraeth Cymru i gyflwyno rhaglen sgrinio’r galon I bob person ifanc rhwng 8 a 35 yng Nghymru.