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Heart Screening on December 15th at Texas Children's Hospital West Campus

Championship Hearts Foundation

Saturday, December 15, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)

Houston, TX

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TEXAS CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

♥ Texas Children's cardiologists will be present to interpret screening results.

♥ Texas Children's Hospital is committed to partnering with area pediatricians and families to provide the best possible cardiac care.


BASIC INFORMATION

♥ 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.

♥ 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.


SCREENING PROCESS

♥ A parental waiver (en Espanol) 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. For those choosing to make an optional donation, $25 does help to offset the cost to screen a student.

♥ 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.

Parent Waiver - English (En Espanol)

Photo Waiver - English (En Espanol)

Information Sheet - English (En Espanol)


CHAMPIONSHIP HEARTS FOUNDATION

9442 Capital of Texas Highway North, Arboretum Plaza One, Suite 500

Austin, Texas 78759

512-340-7320

888-884-6945

Have questions about Heart Screening on December 15th at Texas Children's Hospital West Campus? Contact Championship Hearts Foundation

When & Where



Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus
18200 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77094

Saturday, December 15, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)


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Organizer

Championship Hearts Foundation

WHO WE ARE

Championship Hearts Foundation (CHF) is a non-profit 501(c)3 agency focused on the prevention of sudden cardiac death by screening young athletes for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) and other cardiac abnormalities.

OUR MISSION

CHF wants to lead the nation in cost effective heart screenings for athletes through scientific research, community and professional education, and outreach and advocacy for making participation in sports safe.

OUR VISION

To make Texas a model state for preventing death from cardiovascular disease.

OUR HISTORY

CHF has over 13 years of experience conducting large-scale adolescent heart screenings. Recent collaborations with Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Texas School of Public Health, and an endorsement by the Texas Chapter of the American College of Cardiology are a testament to CHF's expertise.

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