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Free Heart Screening for Young Athletes
10/12/2013 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pmFree
Championship Hearts will be offering a FREE heart screening for young athletes aged 14-18 on Saturday, October 12th from 9am-1pm at the Cedar Park Regional Medical Center.
Championship Hearts 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. It typically does not present any symptoms. HCM is the leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young people and affects roughly 1 in 500.
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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.