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Heart Diseases: Screening

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 125916, tabled on 31 January 2018

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.

Answered on

8 February 2018

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.