Golfers with heart conditions are being advised to wear heart-friendly equipment to play with their friends, especially if they have a heart condition, according to a survey by The Associated Press.

The survey of nearly 1,000 golfers from around the country found that almost a quarter of those surveyed said they would prefer to play in a tournament with heart-protective equipment if they had to, with more than one-third saying they would consider wearing a heart-monitoring device.

The AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research said the survey of the 1,084 people interviewed was conducted online in May.

It is based on responses from more than 1,600 participants who said they played golf or were on their way to playing golf, the AP-NOOR reported.

The Associated Post’s Emily Miller contributed to this report.