Cardiac Screening Questionnaire (For Parents with Children aged 14+)

Cardiac Screening

What’s ‘Cardiac Screening’ all about then?

Cardiac Screening is about raising the awareness of potential cardiac (“heart”) issues that may be present in a family and in this case in a young athlete in Enniskerry FC.

Click the attached link below to print off a PDF scan of the FAI’s Cardiac Screening Questionnaire.

http://www.fai.ie/images/stories/pdf/Grassroots_Cardiac_Screening_Questionnaire.pdf

Cardiac is just a fancy word for “heart”.

It raises awareness about:

  • if you have a family history of heart disease or sudden cardiac death;
  • if your child experiences breathlessness playing sport;
  • if your child ever feels dizzy playing sport;
  • if your child gets heart palpitations playing sport.

So what should we do to check it out?

Click the attached link below to print off a PDF scan of the FAI’s Cardiac Screening Questionnaire.

http://www.fai.ie/images/stories/pdf/Grassroots_Cardiac_Screening_Questionnaire.pdf

As the form says, if the Parents come up with a positive answer (a ‘yes’) to any of the questionnaires, then the FAI advises the Parents to take the form and child to their local GP for a physical examination and ECG.

How often do I need to do this?

Just once while your child is underage – though it is strongly recommended to be repeated again before the age of 25.

Click the attached link below to print off a PDF scan of the FAI’s Cardiac Screening Questionnaire.

http://www.fai.ie/images/stories/pdf/Grassroots_Cardiac_Screening_Questionnaire.pdf

Should I give the form to my manager / someone in the club?

No.

This is a medical matter between you and your child’s GP/medical practitioner.

Follow their advice, and if they deem it relevant to disclose to the club any concerns arising out of the Cardiac Screening Questionnaire and subsequent medical examination, then you should let the Secretary know that we can let the relevant people know in the club.

Cardiac Screening Video in Athletes (US)

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Click the attached link below to print off a PDF scan of the FAI’s Cardiac Screening Questionnaire.

http://www.fai.ie/images/stories/pdf/Grassroots_Cardiac_Screening_Questionnaire.pdf