♥ AugustHeart screens students, ages 14-18, for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM).
♥ HCM is the leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young people.
♥ 1 in 250 students are at risk of sudden cardiac death.
♥ 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.
♥ A parental waiver must be signed in order for the athlete to receive a screening.
♥ Athletes should wear loose fitting clothing.
♥ Screening includes an Electrocardiogram (ECG) and a limited 2-D Echocardiogram (ECHO).
♥ The screening process typically takes approximately 20 minutes per student. NOTE: AVERAGE WAIT TIME VARIES.
♥ Screenings are offered at no charge. For those choosing to make an optional donation, $25 does help offset the cost to screen a student.
♥ AugustHeart strives to prevent sudden cardiac death in students, ages 14-18, in San Antonio and surrounding counties by providing free heart screenings.
♥ Donations are appreciated and help to fund AugustHeart programming.
755 East Mulberry Avenue, Suite 101
San Antonio, Texas 78212
Have questions about FREE Heart Screening for Teens at Baptist Medical Center, July 26, 2014? Contact AugustHeart