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Louisburg Heart Clinic Scheduled for October 11, 2014

- Appointment Needed for Free Screenings -

PAST RESULTS:

Spring 2013:  Examined 39 kids and had one that required further testing from the findings.

Spring 2012:  45 athletes were examined with only 3 minor incidental variants - all were safe to play.

    

Louisburg will be hosting an onsite Athletic Heart Clinic on 
Saturday, October 11, 2014
by appointment in the morning

 

This will involve an athletic heart examination by a Board Certified Cardiologist with expertise in evaluating the athlete's heart.  The examination includes comprehensive cardiovascular history and physical examination, electrocardiogram, and a 2-D echocardiogram (this does not take the place of a regular exam by your physician).

If you have a student that participates in sports and is 13 years or older that you would like to have seen, please contact Nurse Karla by phone at 913.837.1732 , 913.837.1817 or by email.

Results and recommendations will be provided at the end of the one hour examination.  Although the fee is typically $150 (cash/check), there will be no cost for screening thanks to money raised in the Chris Cook Golf Tournament.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Sudden cardiac arrest can occur at any age.  In the United States, it is estimated that up to 300 high school athletes will die at an organized sporting event each year.  Screening can help identify those athletes at risk.

What is Sudden Cardiac Arrest? (SCA)

    • Malfunction of the electrical system of the heart, resulting in abrupt loss of normal heartbeat.
    • Ventricular fibrillation is the most common life threatening heart rhythm associated with SCA.
    • 90 percent of SCA incidents occur outside a hospital setting and nationally, less than 5 percent will survive;
    • Of the 350,000 people who die from SCA each year, 7,000 - 10,000 are adolescents and young athletes.
    • SCA can occur without warning symptoms.

While sudden cardiac arrest is almost always fatal, it is almost almost always preventable.

If you are interested in making an appointment in our onsite Athletic Heart Clinic scheduled for Saturday, October 11, 2014, please contact Nurse Karla by phone at 913.837.1732, 913.837.1817 or by email.