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FREE Heart Screening for Teens @ North Central Baptist Hospital on February 9, 2013

AugustHeart

Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)

San Antonio, TX

FREE Heart Screening for Teens @ North Central Baptist...

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BASIC INFORMATION  

♥ AugustHeart screens students, ages 14-18, for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM).  Generally, one screening after age 15 is sufficient, unless cardiac symptoms are present.

♥ HCM is the leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young people.

♥ 1 in 179 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.

 

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 WAIT TIME VARIES.

♥ 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

♥ 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.

Parental Waiver - English (Espanol)

Photo Waiver - English (Espanol)


AUGUSTHEART

755 East Mulberry Avenue, Suite 101

San Antonio, Texas  78212

210-841-9207

info@augustheart.org


CHAMPIONSHIP HEARTS FOUNDATION

505 East Huntland Drive, Suite 150

Austin, Texas 78752

888-884-6945 (Toll Free)

info@championshipheartsfoundation.org

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North Central Baptist Hospital
520 Madison Oak Drive
San Antonio, TX 78258

Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)


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AugustHeart

AugustHeart, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that strives to prevent sudden cardiac death in students, ages 14-18, in San Antonio and surrounding counties by providing free heart screenings.

For more information, please visit our website at http://augustheart.org

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