Have a Heart
Welsh Hearts, the leading heart charity in Wales is holding heart screening sessions throughout Wales! The heart screening session is being held as a part of Welsh Hearts’ Campaign, The Danny Jones Memorial Fund. Danny, a Keighley Cougars player, who also represented Wales in the 2013 World Cup, tragically died at the age of 29 during a League 1 match against the London Skolars in 2015. Danny was suffering from a hereditary heart disease, cardiomyopathy. This condition can be diagnosed by an echogram, something that was not available to Danny. Unfortunately, hundreds of young adults die each year from undiagnosed heart conditions – that’s hundreds too many. A simple ECG (electrocardiogram) will identify most cardiac abnormalities so that conditions can be managed.
Sharon Owen, Charity Director commented, “Welsh Hearts is pleased to be funding such a vital and lifesaving initiative. It is our mission to help protect and promote the heart health of people here in Wales. Many people still associate heart disease and heart attacks with older people, however this is sadly not the case. But with screening we can make a massive difference and we will save lives.” Limited to 18-35 year olds only, the test is painless, non-invasive and takes only 5-10 minutes to perform but could save your life and possibly other family members too if it reveals a hereditary condition. This heart screening session will be part-funded by Welsh Hearts and they’re only asking for a £35 donation to help towards the cost of the program.
Appointments can be made by visiting the Welsh Hearts