Cardiac risk in young people
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Jordan Burndred's death leads to heart screening

Cardiac tests should be made compulsory for young people, the mother of a teenager boy who died on holiday in Turkey says.

Jordan Burndred, 17, from Biddulph, in Staffordshire, suffered a suspected heart attack while swimming in September.

The talented footballer died 10 days later. His mother, Nicola Everill, told Mandii Kuller he was "sporty", with "big dreams".

Jordan's friends and fellow players at Leek Town have been taking part in screening sessions run by charity Cardiac Risk in the Young.

The tests look for telltale symptoms of heart disease.

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  • 28 Feb 2016