They’re the three words our kids dread to hear but can’t escape, “BACK TO SCHOOL.” It’s right around the corner and there’s lots to do before the first bell rings. While we can hold off a little longer on buying uniforms and school supplies, if your child plans to play a sport, the time has come to make sure his or her heart is healthy and ready for action. Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is offering FREE EKGs(electrocardiogram) for students.
Although sports physicals are required to ensure students are in overall good health, an EKG screening is not part of a routine sports physical. An EKG screening can help identify undetected heart anomalies that can lead to sudden cardiac death during sports participation.
It’s a simple process that won’t take too much of your time and could save your child’s life. It’s estimated that every three days in the U.S., a teen athlete dies due to an undiagnosed heart condition. That’s a frightening statistic.
I took my son, Andres, to have an EKG a few months ago and it could not have been easier. Take a look……
Dr. Rossi’s right, just one life saved makes it all worthwhile. If your child plays a sport or is very active, you should consider making an appointment for an EKG. Call (855) MCH-EKGS or (305) 643-3547.