Chase Fund Presents $5.4 Million Equipment To Heart Foundation

Published: Tue, Nov 19th 2013, 00:00

The Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education Fund (CHASE Fund), today (November 18) officially handed over life saving equipment valued at $5.4 million to the Heart Foundation of Jamaica.

The equipment, a Stress Treadmill and three 24-hour Holter Monitors, were presented by Project Manager, CHASE Fund, Paulette Mitchell, during a brief ceremony held at the Foundation’s Beechwood Avenue offices.

The Stress Treadmill is one of the follow-up procedures used if a routine electrocardiogram (ECG) presents an abnormal result, while the Holter Monitor is used to observe a patient’s heart rate over a specified period and will register any abnormal rhythm that occurs.