QPR Prioritise Enhanced Cardiac Player Screening

By iSportconnect | April 18, 2012

Premier League’s Queen Park Rangers have announced this week that a new programme, ampoule which includes enhanced cardiac screening, was tested by Malian midfielder Samba Diakite at the BMI Syon Clinic in Middlesex.

The programme has been designed especially for the club to ensure its players are at the peak of their fitness during a long, physical season in top-flight football.  The cardiac MRI examination provides an indication of what happens to blood supply to the heart when demand on the heart is increased.

Nigel Chandler, Imaging Manager at Syon Clinic commented: “Our partnership with QPR is something that highlights the level of skill and expertise available at Syon Clinic and we are proud to work alongside elite athletes who are at the peak of their fitness.“

QPR Head Physio Nigel Cox said “We are very proud to be associated with BMI Syon Clinic. When I first came to the club almost two years ago I made it a priority to establish a link with a service provider close to the team’s training base at Harlington.

“Fortunately for me, their Executive Director Graham Allen asked me to look at their new state of the art facilities. I was hugely impressed and delighted to be able to establish an agreement whereby Syon Clinic now provides a world class diagnostic service, both Musculoskeletal and Cardiac, to our elite athletes.

“Their service provision, adaptability to the ever changing elite sporting scenario, prompt and extremely friendly service is second to none. I can’t thank the entire team at Syon enough for their support, both on and off the field, which they have given me and the medical team at QPR FC throughout the season.

“I thoroughly recommend their services. The high level of cardiac screening, and its availability, is invaluable to the professional sports team, particularly in light of recent events within professional football.”