Teen screenPosted by MomOnMars on August 14, 2009
Got a teen who plays sports? It’s enough to make your heart stop. But what you don’t want to happen is for his or her heart to stop. Ever.
Take No Chances
Does this stat surprise you as much as it did me? About every two weeks in the U.S., a high school, college or pro athlete with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) will die. I had no idea. It’s a genetic disease that causes the wall of the heart’s left ventricle to enlarge and is the most common cause of death in young athletes.
Saturday, August 15th from 8am to noon, Texsan Heart Hospital, 6700 IH-10 West, will hold a free a hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) screening for high school athletes. While there is no charge for the screenings, donations to the Championship Hearts Foundation will be accepted.
Download the waiver forms here.