Heart defects tests for young

A mother who lost her son to sudden arrhythmic death syndrome has raised over £7,000 to help get 200 youngsters tested for heart defects.

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Two hundred youngsters tested in Wolverhampton for heart defects

Over two-hundred youngsters were screened this weekend in Wolverhampton, after the father of a 26-year old man who died from sudden death syndrome, raised over £7,000 to hold the event.

Dalbad Nagra's son, Pardeep, died in 2008 from sudden arrhythmia death syndrome – a condition that kills around 12 youngster each week in the UK.

On Saturday and Sunday, heart charity CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young), tested 200 youngsters with an ECG machine, which looks at the rhythm of the heart.

Sudden arrhythmia death syndrome is fatal without appropriate CPR and life-saving equipment. A defibrillator is normally used, which shocks the heart back into normal rhythm.

The two-day screening took place in Wolverhampton from 23-24 February.

Father's campaign to have youngsters screened for heart defects

Dalbad Nagra, campaigner Credit: ITV News Central

The father of a 26-year old man who died from sudden death syndrome, has raised over £7,000 to have 200 youngsters screened for heart defects.

The event, which is taking place in Wolverhampton, has seen youngster tested for abnormalities that could prove fatal if undetected.

Dalbad Nagra's son died in 2008 from sudden arrhythmia death syndrome – a condition that kills around 12 youngster each week across the UK.

"My son was full of life and our lives are very hard now. We are doing this so other families don't have to go through what we went through," says Dalbad.

Heart charity CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young), have tested the youngsters with an ECG machine, which looks at the rhythm of the heart.

Sudden arrhythmia death syndrome is fatal without appropriate CPR and life-saving equipment. A defibrillator is normally used, which shocks the heart back into normal rhythm.

The two-day screening took place in Wolverhampton yesterday (Saturday February 23) and today.

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Mother who lost son to cardiac arrest helps 200 youngsters get screened

The mother of a 26-year old who died of sudden arrhythmia death syndrome has campaigned to raise over £7,000 to get 200 youngsters screened for heart defects.

Her son, Pardeep Nagra, died in 2008. He was a fit and healthy youngster with no previous heart complications.

We think sports clubs and schools should give all children and young adults the opportunity to have an ECG. If kids were screened early while still at school they could be looked after and monitored throughout their lives. It's only a simple test which could benefit so many families and save them from this heartbreak.

– Resham Nagra

The screening took place in Wolverhampton yesterday (Saturday February 23) and today.