The heart screenings attempt to identify any pre-existing heart conditions that could potentially increase a student's risk of complications during vigorous physical activity and/or athletic competition. Student Heart Screenings are a simple five-step process to determine each child's risk level. Your child's records will be reviewed by a cardiologist within a few days. Within 10 days, you will receive either a letter indicating your child is at low risk for heart conditions or a request for a follow up visit with a physician.
The FREE heart screening is completed in approximately 15 minutes and will consist of the following:
Station 1: Check in
Station 2: Healthy Heart Check History Questionnaire review and blood pressure check
Station 3: 12-lead EKG
Station 4: Physician review and exam
Station 5: Echocardiogram, if indicated
Heart screenings will be held at the Mercy Health Hackley Campus Youngberg Auditorium from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on March 15, April 26, July 17, August 9 and August 23.
To register for the screening dates in March, April and July please clickHERE.
Mercy Health Student Heart Screenings are FREE and open to any High School student.
The student must be in 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade or be entering 9th grade in the Fall of 2017. Each student must have a parent or guardian's consent to undergo the screening.
If your student is attending a 2017 screening, it is not necessary to bring a copy of the student's sports physical form to the heart screening.
Students must bring both the signed consent and signed healthy heart check history questionnaire to the appointment.
Parents are welcome to accompany their student.
To register online please complete the following:
Print the consent form and have a parent or guardian sign it.
Print the healthy heart check questionnaire, complete it and have a parent or guardian sign it.
Register for an open appointment time on this page.
Print your registration confirmation and arrive on time for your scheduled heart scan.
The Mercy Health Student Heart Screening program is made possible by Mercy Health Heart & Vascular and Mercy Health Physician Partners West Shore Cardiology, and in part through proceeds from The Ride.
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