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Teen Athlete Heart Screening, St. John's Medical Center, October 14th

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St. John's Medical Center

625 E. Broadway

Jackson, WY 83001

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BASIC INFORMATION St. John’s Medical Center provides this free service to screen young athletes, ages 14-18, for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM). Generally, one screening around age 15 is sufficient, unless cardiac symptoms are present. The screening may also identify other potentially dangerous cardiac conditions. • 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 affects roughly 1 in 500.

SCREENING PROCESS A parental waiver (available at the event or online) 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. • St. John’s cardiologists Bill Mullen, MD and Ellen Gallant, MD and visiting pediatric cardiologist Jason Su, MD, will provide immediate screening results.

VOLUNTEER Volunteers (adults or high school students) are needed on October 14th. Click here to volunteer.

SPECIAL THANKS St. John's Teen Athlete Heart Screening Event is supported by St. John's Hospital Foundation, Shirley's Heart Run, and Teton County School District. Through their generosity, St. John's Medical Center is able to provide the screening at no charge to families.

Donations to defray expenses for this heart screening will be accepted at the event or may be mailed to: St. John's Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 428, Jackson, WY 83001.

Logistical support for the screening is provided by Championship Hearts Foundation, Austin, TX.
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