But the good news is many of the deaths can be prevented through heart screenings. Midland Memorial Hospital is, once again, hosting a championship hearts foundation screening in conjunction with the Texas Chapter of the American College of Cardiology.
The event will be held saturday, july 14th from 9:00-1:30p.M. At the Midland Memorial main campus , Illinois lobby. The screening includes a 12-lead electrocardiogram (ecg) And a limited 2-d echocardiogram, a combo that can detect hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the most common cause of sudden cardiac death in athletes in the united states. High school athletes, ages 14-18, can sign up for the free screening with the permission of their parents.
Help prevent sudden cardiac death in high school student athletes. Register for this free, non-invasive screening, by logging onto midland-memorial.com and click on championships hearts foundation logo.