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Young people urged to get a heart check

PUBLISHED: 18:19 03 June 2009 | UPDATED: 16:47 25 August 2010

HEART screenings are to be held around Kent to spot defects in young people. Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) will hold free heart screening sessions for 14 to 35-year-olds at Somerfield Supermarket, in Westwood Lane, Blackfen, this Saturday and Sunday.

HEART screenings are to be held around Kent to spot defects in young people.

Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) will hold free heart screening sessions for 14 to 35-year-olds at Somerfield Supermarket, in Westwood Lane, Blackfen, this Saturday and Sunday.

Welling parents Julie and Jed Donnelly, whose sporty 17-year-old son Adam died playing volleyball due to an undiagnosed heart defect four years ago, will be at the screening.

CRY is committed to identifying pulmonary weakness at a young age as 80 per cent of young people who die from Sudden Death Syndrome ever show signs of heart problems.

To book a screening appointment visit www.testmyheart.org.

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