Screening alert for heart risks.MORE than one in ten people who turned up for random heart checks at a special Midland screening day against "adult cot death cot death
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the unexplained sudden death of a baby while asleep
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Doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating heart diseases.
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Group Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) held a free heart screening day at Stourbridge Health Centre last month to prevent more unnecessary deaths.
Organiser Roy Ball, from Quinton, whose 16-year-old son Andrew died from heart complaint cardiomyopathy Cardiomyopathy Definition
Cardiomyopathy is a chronic disease of the heart muscle (myocardium), in which the muscle is abnormally enlarged, thickened, and/or stiffened. while playing football 29 years ago, said the successful day had alerted doctors to 18 of the 140 people who were tested.
The event was dedicated to tragic Midland victims of cardiomyopathy, also called adult cot death as the heart suddenly stops beating.
Another free heart testing day is being planned for September.
Any families interested in more information about charity CRY should e-mail Mr Ball on email@example.com or call 0121 681 8189..
Roy Ball and (inset) tragic son Andrew who died from cardiomyopathy.