Metro Health will be offering a limited number of free heart screens to area high school students on Saturday, January 10 at Metro Health Cascade from 8 am to 12 noon. Appropriate for students 14 – 18 years old, these cardiovascular screenings attempt to identify pre-existing heart conditions which may place an athlete at increased risk of disease progression or even sudden cardiac death, as well as other heart abnormalities that are important for athletes to be aware of. Click here for FAQ’s on heart screenings.
The screening includes a free EKG and ECHO, if required based on the EKG results. Both of these tests are pain-free examinations of the heart that take only a few minutes to complete. A Certified Cardiologist will read the results of these tests and any unusual findings will be reported to you during the screening for follow up with your own physician.
Reservations are required as space is limited. A signed registration form is also required to perform the screening. Download the registration form. Please make sure to bring this form with you to the screening.