A few months ago I came across a website, which offers free ECG screening for young people.
C-R-Y offers subsidised ECG and Echocardiogram screening to all young people between the ages of 14 & 35.
I had loads and loads of ECG done when I was playing handball back in Hungary, we had to have “sport tests” done every year, otherwise I would have lost my player’s licence.
I think my last screening was around 2010. Since I moved to England I didn’t really needed it, and also it’s expensive to get it done privately.
I’ve signed up my self and my husband for the 9th of June, the appointment was in Tooting, London in the St George Hospital.
Our appointment was at 11.50am but we turned up well in time, around 11am.
After about waiting 10 minutes my husband was called in, and then myself. My nurse was Teresa and she was really lovely. First she took my weight and height. Then had to undress at the top and lay on a bed. She was constantly talking so I didn’t feel as uncomfortable.
The whole process took about 10 minutes, then I dressed up and was told to wait outside and the doctor will call me in and explain me my results.
I’ve probably waited 5 minutes and been called in by the doctor. He was a youngish guy but was professional. he first asked me if I have any concern and why I wanted to have an ECG done. I’ve explained to him that I’m running 2 marathons within 3 weeks ( Berlin and then chicago ) so I just wanted to make sure I’m totally healthy and there’s no issues with my heart.
Luckily he said everything is perfectly fine, and all my graphs look totally normal 🙂 He wished me good luck for my races and the said goodbye.
I highly recommend having this free screening done if you are in the age bracket. It’s better to prevent health issues.
If you have any question, just comment below and I’ll answer.