Boy’s Life Saved by Free Health Check-up

by Rajshri on  December 23, 2009 at 8:26 PM Heart Disease News   - G J E 4
 Boy’s Life Saved by Free Health Check-up
A 14 year old boy in Britain has revealed that his life was saved thanks to a free health check up conducted by a charity organization.

George Groom said that he underwent a free blood pressure test carried out by St John Ambulance at a shopping center in York. The teenager was handed a note by Daniel Holland, St John Ambulance divisional officer, who asked him to give it to his parents.

Groom forgot about the note for a few weeks after which he handed it over to his parents. The note revealed that Groom had a very high blood pressure and asked parents to take him to a doctor.

After being referred to York Hospital, it was revealed that the boy had a narrow aorta which was restricting the blood flow to his heart. Groom underwent a surgery at the Leeds General Infirmary where his aorta was widened using a stent.

"I'd like to thank St John Ambulance, and Dan Holland in particular, for being so on-the-ball and acting so professionally. I think I owe them my life, and the NHS doctors and nurses who followed up my case", George said.

Source: Medindia

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