Friday, April 6, 2012

Heart screening for athletes

Student-athletes from Charlotte-area high schools can get free athletic screenings - with extra attention to undetected heart problems - on four Saturdays in May, June and July.

"Heart of a Champion" screenings, sponsored by Carolinas HealthCare System, check for abnormalities that could lead to sudden death and may include an electrocardiogram and echocardiogram. Neither test is offered during routine athletic screenings.

Also included are orthopedic and general medical screenings. Last year, nearly 2,000 student-athletes participated and 200 were found to have conditions that required follow-up.

Schools are assigned to specific dates and locations:

May 12, Fort Mill and Nation Ford high schools, at CMC-Fort Mill Medical Plaza, 704 Gold Hill Rd., Fort Mill.

June 2, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, at Carolinas College of Health Sciences,
1200 Blythe Blvd., Charlotte.

June 9, Union County, Anson County and Chesterfield (S.C.) high schools, at Union West Medical Plaza, 6030 W. Highway 74, Indian Trail.

July 21, North Lincoln, Lincoln Charter, Lincolnton, East Lincoln high schools, at CMC-Lincoln Medical Plaza, 441 McAlister Rd., Lincolnton.

Register online: http://www.heartofachampionday.org/. Click the “Students” tab at the top of the page.






in Fort Mill, SC, and Charlotte, Indian Trail and Lincolnton, NC.

1 comments:

FollowCBizzy said...

This is a great thing for athletes especially with football summer practice getting ready to start.