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Influence of Cormac Trust spreads South

Filed under: News/Events - Posted on Sunday, March 5th, 2006 @ 4:05 pm

Two years after Cormac McAnallen’s untimely death at the age of 24, a new report has recommended that any young person engaging in sport should be assessed for the risks of sudden cardiac death.
The report launched by the Tánaiste and Health Minister Mary Harney also recommends that defibrillators be rolled out at major public centres for use in emergencies.
Around 5,000 people will die from sudden cardiac death in Ireland this year and many GAA clubs and venues all around the country have taken a lead by installing defibrillators.
These machines can make a major difference in an emergency as the first four minutes in a cardiac case are critical.
The Cormac Trust will welcome this report. The Trust was set up to promote and encourage screening to identify and treat heart conditions, provide information and defibrillators for each Gaelic club and other sporting clubs in Tyrone.

By Damian Lawlor
(Sunday Independent, 5 March 2006)

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