To achieve this goal we will conduct heart screenings on youth at local high schools to identify cardiac anomalies that may lead to Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).
These screenings consist of a 3 step process:
- Preliminary health history questionnaire
- 12-lead EKG
- An echocardiogram if the cardiologists deems it necessary upon reviewing the patient’s health history and EKG
EKGs are administered by Saving Hearts Foundation members and the results are reviewed by cardiologists. The process generally only takes thirty minutes, though times may vary depending on number of attendees. Male and female screening rooms will be separate, allowing for confidentiality and individual privacy to be respected during the screening process.
Patients will be notified immediately of any concerns.
* Please Note: While our cardiologists may recommend additional follow-up regarding the heart screening results of some patients, they are not providing a diagnosis.