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Teen Heart Screening on August 14, 2021 at Longview Regional Medical Center

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Longview Regional Medical Center

2901 North 4th Street

Longview, TX 75605

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Teens, ages 14-18, can receive a free heart screening to detect unknown heart conditions. Results are immediate.

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This FREE Teen Heart Screening is sponsored by Longview Regional Medical Center and supported by local volunteering cardiologists.

VOLUNTEER TO HELP ♥ Adult and high school students are welcome to lend a helping hand at this screening. Click here to sign up for a volunteer shift. And, thank you!

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 must be signed in order for the athlete to receive a screening. 

♥ Students 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.

♥ Cardiologists will provide immediate screening results.

♥ Screenings are offered at no charge. For those choosing to make an optional donation, $25 does help offset the cost to screen a student.

♥ Students may have the option to participate in the Texas Adolescent Athlete Heart Screening Registry (TAAHSR) research study. To participate, students 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.

CHAMPIONSHIP HEARTS FOUNDATION MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 141292, Austin, Texas 78714-1292 

PHONE: 888-884-6945

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Organizer Championship Hearts Foundation

Organizer of Teen Heart Screening on August 14, 2021 at Longview Regional Medical Center

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 active teens for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) and other cardiac abnormalities.

OUR MISSION:

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

OUR VISION:

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

OUR HISTORY:

CHF has over 20 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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