Jun 25

CHAMPIONSHIP HEARTS YOUNG ATHLETE HEART SCREENING PROGRAM

Free Heart Screening – Saturday,
June 30th, 2012 – 8 AM – 12 PM
Seton Medical Center Hays
6001 Kyle Parkway
Kyle, TX 78640

Sign Up Online at www.championshipheartsfoundation.org

BASIC INFORMATION

CHF 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 people.

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 time for registration, heart screening, and checkout is 45 minutes.

Screenings are offered at no charge.

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

9442 Capital of Texas Highway North, Arboretum Plaza One, Suite 500
Austin, Texas 78759
512-340-7320
888-884-6945

Heart Disease | Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy | Championship Hearts Foundation: Austin, TXwww.championshipheartsfoundation.orgHeart Disease Programs and Heart Disease Information | Championship Hearts

(Heart_Screenings – Espanol PDF)

120625_heart_screenings_-_espanol.pdf

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