Is your athlete ready for Back to Sports? Don't miss this that will help make sure his or her heart is ready for the demands of sports.
is hosting a free heart screening event and has invited athletes from both and high schools to join them on August 22nd, 2012.
Nick of Time Foundation and their program partners, UW Medicine and Seattle Children's Hospital, provide free heart screenings at high schools throughout the Puget Sound.
Combining strong local volunteer support from and and community collaboration from Physio- Control, SonoSite and Cardiac Science, this unique program is designed to identify cardiovascular disease that may place the student athlete at risk of sudden death.
According to the American Heart Association, one in every 350 young people has an undetected heart condition. The best way to detect these conditions is through a heart screening consisting of a comprehensive family health history survey and using an EKG (electrical test) and Echocardiogram (ultrasound) of the heart. All student athletes will also be trained in CPR and how to use an AED.