Youth ECG Screening
It is estimated that sudden cardiac death occurs in a young, apparently healthy person about once every three days somewhere in the United States. This is obviously a devastating occurrence. The best test we have for identifying the conditions which place a young person at risk for cardiac arrest is an ECG. This is a painless test, taking less than 5 minutes to complete, which records the electrical activity of the heart. The ECG will identify roughly 90% of the conditions which put someone at risk for cardiac arrest. Unfortunately, history and physical examination alone will only identify about 15% of those same conditions.
This is why we feel very strongly about offering ECG screening to all young people on the island, not just athletes, between the ages of 14-24. This screening should be completed a minimum of every 2 years until the age of 24. Please check our website for an upcoming event in your area or contact us today to arrange a screening for your school or group.