Heart Diseases: Screening

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 8th February 2018.

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Photo of Anna Soubry Anna Soubry Conservative, Broxtowe

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the UK National Screening Committee will next review whether to recommend screening to prevent sudden cardiac death in 12 to 39-year-olds.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The United Kingdom National Screening Committee (UK NSC) will review the evidence for screening for the major causes of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in young people between the ages of 12 to 39 years in 2018/19 as per its three yearly cycle.

The UK NSC last reviewed screening for SCD in 2015 and recommended that screening should not be offered.

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