Hospital, nonprofit partner to provide cardiac exams for teen athletes

11:24 EST 12 Feb 2018 | Cardiovascular Business


Longview Regional Medical Center in Texas co-hosted a “Play it Safe” event inviting teenagers across East Texas and surrounding areas to participate in free heart checkups. Now in its fifth year, the event was also hosted by Championship Hearts Foundation, a nonprofit that focuses on preventing sudden cardiac death among youth.

The 175 teens, who attended the event, were tested for conditions such as heart blockages and arrhythmia. They underwent testing on electrocardiogram and echocardiogram, which would have cost them $700 if they paid out of pocket.

Three cardiologists volunteered to read the results of the exams and consulted with patients and their families, reported the Longview News-Journal.

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