Again, Athletic Heart SF is delighted to have participated in a screening event for school kids age 12-18 that took place on January 26, 2016, at Sacred Heart High School in Menlo Park. The event was organized by Via Heart Project, and the kids also received instructions in basic CPR.
A total of 535 kids were screened, a 3 were found to have conditions that put them at risk of serious cardiac complications. Others were also found to have some structural anomalies of the heart or aorta that would need further follow-up.
If you think your school district could benefit from a screening and would like to get involved, I encourage you to contact the non-profit Via Heart Project organization. Also, don’t forget that the availability of AED is essential to increase survival rates in case of cardiac arrest. If your local school is not properly equipped, Via Heart also helps with that.