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Large scale ECG screening in young athletes

Posted on: November 1, 2011

Feasibility and findings of large-scale electrocardiographic screening in young adults: Data from 32,561 subjects From the Midwest Heart Foundation, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois. BACKGROUND Large-scale electrocardiographic (ECG) screening of young athletes has been shown to reduce the incidence of sudden cardiac Read More

Sudden death of dual player rocks Cork GAA

Posted on: October 26, 2011

The GAA community in Cork has been rocked by the sudden death of a 28-year-old footballer after a club training session earlier this week. Kieran Hegarty, from Ringaskiddy, collapsed during the training session for the Shamrocks club before being taken Read More

GAA player collapses during game

Posted on: October 25, 2011

By Mortimer Murphy TALENTED Annascaul and West Kerry GAA player Brendan O’Driscoll, 28, was removed to Cork University Hospital last night after collapsing in a club game. Shocked teammates and opponents watched as O’Driscoll collapsed while playing for his club Read More

Shock at death of Derek

Posted on: September 9, 2011

‘GENTLE GIANT’ COLLAPSED AT TRAINING By JOHN MANNING Tuesday September 06 2011 SKERRIES is mourning the sudden and tragic loss of a ‘ gentle giant’ who died training for the sport he loved, leaving a soccer club and an entire Read More

McEntees attempt to combat Sudden Cardiac Death risk

John and Tony McEntee Posted on: August 18, 2011

Taken from Irish News. By Paddy Heaney. FORMER Armagh footballers John and Tony McEntee have set up a company that provides a test which identifies whether a sportsperson is at risk of Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD). Since Healthy Heart Healthy Read More

Chris McNeill to undergo heart operation at Royal

Posted on: August 17, 2011

The father of a teenager who collapsed at a Milk Cup football game in Portstewart has said his son is a fighter. Chris McNeill, 17, collapsed seven minutes into the game between County Londonderry and County Antrim in the Premier Read More

McEntee brothers pursue twin-credible record

John and Tony McEntee Posted on: August 16, 2011

Crossmaglen twins and former Armagh county players, Tony and John McEntee expressed delight after it was revealed that their company will be the main sponsor of the 2011 Carrickmacross Lions Club Twin(s) + Parade. Their company – Healthy Hearts Healthy Read More

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