Metro Health Offers Student Heart Screenings
Due to overwhelming interest, registration for this event is currently closed.
Metro Health Sports Medicine and Metro Heart & Vascular will offer free student heart screenings Saturday, May 17 from 8 a.m. – 12 noon.
The screenings, for students between the ages of 14-18, will be held at Metro Health Cascade, 4300 Cascade Rd. S.E. To reserve a space, participants should register online at metrohealth.net/heartscreen. For questions, call 616.252.1540. Participation is limited to the first 230 registered high school students.
Metro Health Hospital Foundation donors have generously provided funding for these screenings. Recognizing the importance of heart health for all ages, the Foundation encourages students and their families to take advantage of these free screenings.
The screening, which takes about 20 minutes to complete, will look for risks of sudden cardiac death. Students will answer general health questions and then receive an EKG. If the EKG indicates something out of the ordinary, the student will then immediately have an echocardiogram. Physicians with Metro Health Sports Medicine and Metro Heart & Vascular are teaming up to offer the screenings. There will be physicians available to read the EKGs and echocardiograms.
The Wes Leonard Heart Team will also be onsite to provide CPR training and AED education.