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Free Teen Cardiac Screenings Feb 9th
February 9, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pmFree
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is not a heart attack. It’s an abnormality in the heart’s electrical system that abruptly stops the heartbeat. It’s fatal in 92 percent of cases if not properly treated within minutes. Among teens in the U.S., 1 in 350 have an underlying heart condition that can put them at risk. Thousands of kids die annually from SCA. San Diego alone loses three to five teens every year. These kids could’ve been saved with a simple EKG.
Save A Life Foundation’s free heart screenings may reveal undetected heart abnormalities that could put teens at risk for Sudden Cardiac Arrest. The screening includes a health history form completed by a parent, an electrocardiograms (EKG), and if warranted, an echocardiogram. The EKG reads your heartbeat and the echo captures an image of your heart. The process is completely painless, non-invasive (no needles or x-ray exposure) and takes less than 30 minutes.
Register Now to Screen Your Teen. Click on the “organizer” link above to go to the foundation’s website to register.
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