How to register for a FREE screening at El Capitan High School on September 17
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Download and fully complete the parent consent/screening packet.
No screenings will be done without this packet.
Click the appropriate link:
On the day of screening:
1) Bring your screening packet downloaded from Step 2.
2) Bring a self-addressed stamped business envelope
You are notified of the results within a few weeks for follow-up with your own family doctor then you can add a copy of the EKG to your teen's medical chart to use as a baseline. If the EKG shows any abnormality, the Foundation's cardiologist will discuss it with the minor's parent/guardian either at the screening or the following week.
3) Teens should dress in t-shirt, sweat pants or sports shorts. Girls wear a sports bra.
IMPORTANT: It costs our foundation $20 per registered teen whether you show up or not. We urge you to attend so we can continue to offer this free service.
When indicated by our cardiologist, we will do a limited echocardiogram (ultra sound of the heart). This takes about 5-10 minutes and is specifically focused on identifying heart abnormalities relevant to the "teen" age group we are screening. Our main objective is to rule out Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. But we also check for atrial septal defects/shunts, right ventricular dysfunction, evidence of Marfan Syndrome and valvular disease. Coronary artery distribution is attempted although due to technical limitations, coronary artery's are not always well visualized. Because this is a "screening" no ultra sound images are saved. If abnormalities are found, a cardiologist will contact the parent and a formal echocardiogram would be suggested by your own physician.
This screening does not substitute for a regular on-going relationship with a primary care physician, who is attuned to your medical history and any changes in health status. No screening can identify 100% of the individuals at risk for a sudden cardiac event. We encourage you to continue to have yearly physicals, and discuss any concerns or changes in your health with your primary physician.