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GAA Guidance on Cardiac Screening

  • Following the completion of a research programme and consideration of best practice international guidelines, the GAA, through its Medical, Scientific & Welfare Committee recommends the following in regards to Cardiac Screening -
  • The GAA advises that the most effective way to identify risk for players over the age of 14 is to undergo cardiac screening on one occasion. It is also advised that this process be repeated before the age of 25.
  • Players should consult their team or family doctor if they wish to avail of further screening services.
  • As part of its commitment in this context and to aid diagnosis, the GAA in conjunction with the GPA have implemented an additional relationship with Dr Joseph Galvin in the Mater Private Hospital
  • Any GP who carries out an ECG can send this to Dr Galvin for a second opinion without charge
  • In order to avail of this service, GP’s should contact Eoghan Tuohey, the GAA’s Player Welfare Manager in Croke Park ([email protected]) or tel. 01 819 2923).

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