Free Teen Heart Health Check
In partnership with the Thomas Smith Memorial Foundation, McKenzie Health System, and Marlette Regional Hospital, Hurley Children’s Hospital is offering free Teen Heart Health Checks to students ages 13 to 19 on Saturday, February 11th from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Sandusky Elementary School.
This special program offers an in-depth, noninvasive heart screening that includes a medical history, blood pressure check, and an electrocardiogram (EKG). A cardiologist will evaluate each student and an echocardiogram will be provided, if needed. The screening looks for evidence of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a serious condition that can cause sudden cardiac death in young athletes as well as in students engaging in physical activity or exercise.
You must pre-register, contact McKenzie Health System at 810-648-6120. Teens participating in the screening event will need to have their parents complete a registration packet that can be downloaded from TommysHeart.org.