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Heart Screening on Sept. 16 at Dell Children's Medical Center of Central TX

Championship Hearts Foundation
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Sep 16 8:00AM - 12:00PM

This heart screening will occur in the Marnie Paul Specialty Care Center. Please park in the Outpatient Services parking lot on the south side of the hospital, off Philomena Street.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED (adults or high school students) on Sept. 16th - click here to volunteer

Students ages 14 to 18 who need volunteer hours for service and academic groups are encouraged to volunteer! We are happy to screen you that same day as well. Thanks!

BASIC INFORMATION

Championship Hearts screens young athletes, ages 14-18, for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM). Generally, one screening after age 15 is sufficient, unless cardiac symptoms are present.
HCM causes a thickening of the heart wall, and can lead to obstruction of blood flow and an erratic heartbeat. HCM typically does not present any symptoms. HCM is the leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young people. HCM effects roughly 1 in 500.

SCREENING PROCESS

A parental waiver must be signed in order for the athlete to receive a screening. Athletes should wear loose fitting clothing. Screening includes a 12-lead Electrocardiogram (ECG) and a limited 2-D Echocardiogram (ECHO). The screening process typically takes approximately 20 minutes per student. NOTE: AVERAGE WAIT TIME VARIES.

Screenings are offered at no charge. For those choosing to make an optional donation, $25 does help offset the cost to screen a student.

Athletes may have the option to participate in the Texas Adolescent Athlete Heart Screening Registry (TAAHSR) research study. To participate, athletes and parents are informed of data collected, can ask questions, and must sign appropriate Consent documents. Study receives oversight from the Baylor College of Medicine Institutional Review Board.

FOUNDATION INFORMATION

Championship Hearts Foundation is committed to reducing cardiovascular disease in Texas through education, awareness, and life-saving technology. Donations are appreciated and help to fund future screenings and other Foundation projects.

CHAMPIONSHIP HEARTS FOUNDATION MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 141292,Austin, Texas 78714-1292 888-884-6945

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VOLUNTEER for the St. John's Teen Athlete Heart Screening 10/14

VOLUNTEER for the St. John's Teen Athlete Heart Screening 10/14

Oct 14 7:00AM - 12:45PM
We are seeking adult and high school student volunteers to help with check-in, greeting, escorting, and check-out duties for the next St. John's Medical Center Young Athlete Heart Screening event…
 
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Teen Athlete Heart Screening, St. John's Medical Center, October 14th

Teen Athlete Heart Screening, St. John's Medical Center, October 14th

Oct 14 8:00AM - 12:00PM
BASIC INFORMATIONSt. Johns Medical Center provides this free service to screen young athletes, ages 14-18, for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM). Generally, one screening around age 15 is sufficient,…