Do these tests identify all people at risk?


The current screening programme, which involves an ECG and a health questionnaire, will not identify all conditions that cause sudden cardiac death. There are conditions such as anomalous coronary arteries and premature coronary artery disease that will be missed by our screening programme. Having said that, conditions like the cardiomyopathies and the ion channel disorders and Wolff-Parkinson-White will be identified and so will Marfan syndrome. So most conditions will be picked up but it is true to say that some will be missed.