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Annual Heart Screening at OSH

March 15th, 2017

The 7th annual screening programme by CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) took place in the Medical Centre on 14 March.

Tragically, every week 12 young people die from undetected heart disease and OSH is one of only two schools in the West Midlands to offer this test for potential cardiac abnormalities.

OSH has been supporting CRY following the tragic death in 2009 of 23 year old Zoë Teale, the daughter of Catering Manager Peter Teale, from a previously undiagnosed heart condition.

Over 100 pupils from Years 10-13 were given an ECG (electrocardiogram) which records the electrical activity of the heart and the results were then analysed by CRY’s expert cardiologists. Only one pupil presented with an abnormal ECG and will now be invited to have a full cardiac evaluation.

 

Photo shows:  Year 10 pupil Trevor Kaye and Louise Darbyshire CRY Cardiac Physiologist