Free Youth Heart Screening in South San Diego

posted Sep 18, 2015, 8:44 AM by Chansamone O'Meara   [ updated Sep 18, 2015, 8:58 AM ]

Dear Parent

Students ages 12 to 19 are invited to get a free heart screening on Sunday, September 27 at Hoover High School in City Heights. Parents simply register at https://epsavealife.org/register/  to download a screening packet that you complete and bring to the event. Or, walk-ins are accepted all day with paperwork available onsite. Screenings take less than an hour to complete.

The screening is offered by the Eric Paredes Save A Life Foundation, which has screened nearly 17,000 teens for heart abnormalities that put 1 in 100 students at risk for Sudden Cardiac Arrest - a leading cause of death in youth under 25, and the #1 killer of student athletes.

Students wear t-shirt, sweat pants or sports shorts to the screening. Girls wear a sports bra. If possible, please bring a self-addressed stamped enveloped in which a copy of your child's EKG will be mailed back to you to add to their medical records.

We urge you to take advantage of this opportunity to screen your teen.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest is a leading cause of death in youth under 25 and the #1 killer of student athletes, but heart screenings are not part of regular youth exams or pre-participation sports physicals. The Eric Paredes Save A Life Foundation has provided nearly 17,000 free heart screenings for youth age 12 to 19, finding 1 in 100 at risk from an undetected abnormality or risk factor. The next local event is Sunday, September 27 at High School in City Heights. More info and registration at https://epsavealife.org/register/

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Chansamone O'Meara,
Sep 18, 2015, 8:44 AM
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Chansamone O'Meara,
Sep 18, 2015, 8:44 AM
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