About Us

AMS based in Ireland, is the leading provider of sports and workplace healthcare services in Ireland.

We believe in providing quality medical services that are both affordable and accessible to people.

AMS’s Irish team includes General Practitioners, Cardiologists, Medical professionals & Administrators who are dedicated to providing preventative healthcare services so that people can live healthier lives.

 See our website for more details: http://advancedmedicalservices.ie/about/

 

FAQ’s for Heart Screening

 

FAQ’s for Heart Screening

Who do I contact if I’m having problems registering?

Call Advanced Medical Services on 1890 300 333 or email info@ameds.ie

Will I receive a reminder of my appointment time?

Yes you will receive a reminder email 5 days in advance and a text 2 days in advance of your appointment.

What if none of the appointment times/dates or locations are suitable?

Unfortunately we are restricted to the locations, dates and times shown. However you can choose any location from the list provided as the location for your screening.

Should I arrive in advance of my appointment? If so how far in advance?

If you could arrive 5-10 minutes in advance of your appointment.

Can I wear my uniform?

Yes there are no clothing restrictions. Electrodes from the 12 lead ECG will have to be attached to the ankles and chest area.

What does the heart screening involve?

The screening involves and ECG – this will be taken by a cardiac technician along with your weight and height to calculate body mass index (BMI). You will meet a doctor who will go through the personal and family history questionnaire; they will take your blood pressure, perform a cardiovascular examination which involves listening to the heart and lungs and will  record your waist circumference measurement. After the screening all information will be sent to a consultant cardiologist for review. Your results of your screening will be sent to you in 10 working days. The report will also advise if you require any further follow-up/action.

What is an ECG?

An ECG tracing involves placing sticky electrodes on the chest, arms and legs. It is a simple, painless test that records the heart’s electrical activity. Essentially it records the rhythm of a   heartbeat. It highlights how fast your heart is beating, whether the rhythm of your heartbeat is steady or irregular and the strength and timing of electrical signals as they pass through   each part of your heart. Electrodes are placed on the skin of the chest and connected in a specific order to a machine that, when turned on, measures electrical activity all over the heart.  An ECG can detect areas of muscle deprived of oxygen and/ or dead tissue in the heart.  This test should take no longer than 5-10 minutes.

How will the test feel when it is being carried out?

The heart screen is completely painless and non- invasive.

 Who will carry out the heart screen?

The screening will be carried out by Advanced Medical Services (AMS). They have a number of years’ experience carrying out screening programmes of  this nature and employ leading doctors, technicians and cardiologists who will conduct and assess your screening.

How long will the heart screen take?

20 minutes

Do I need to bring anything with me for the screening?

No, but please ensure that you complete and submit the online personal and family history questionnaire at registration. If you are a laya healthcare member, please bring your membership number with you.

Is there anything I need to do before the screening?

Please do not do any strenuous exercise 30-60 minutes prior to the screening. Please avoid caffeine or other stimulants at least 1 hour before your appointment.

How do I cancel and/ or reschedule my appointment?

You will need to contact AMS on info@ameds.ie or call 1890 300 33 (lo call).

I am pregnant, will the heart screen tests cause harm/distress to my baby?

No, the heart screen will not harm or distress the baby

How often should the screening be repeated?

It is recommended to have a heart screening every two years

When can I expect my results?

10 working days after your appointment. If you are recommended to have further follow up a report will also be sent to your G.P.

How will I receive my results?

You will receive an email informing you that your results are available for view. You will log back onto the registration website and access the account and password created at registration.

Is there such thing as a healthy or normal reading?

The majority of cardiac screenings are normal. However, approx. 8 -10% of people may be recommended to go for further cardiac evaluation. The reason for this may be because of a  heart murmur heard on the day or the ECG was outside normal limits.  If this is the case we will send a copy of your results to your nominated GP (as well as yourself) where you can  follow up on the recommendations.

Who can I contact if I have queries/ worries after receiving my heart screening results?

Please contact Advanced Medical Services on 1890 300 333 or info@ameds.ie