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Cardiac Services

Volume 407: debated on Wednesday 18 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures are being taken to assist NHS trusts and PCTs in making available latest innovations in the diagnosis and treatment of sudden cardiac death. [118522]

The Department's National Screening Committee will be reconsidering whether, in the light of recent research, to recommend screening for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (the most common condition causing sudden adult death syndrome) later this year.