Free Cardiac Arrest Screening for Children, Adolescents planned

A Sudden Cardiac Arrest Screening will be held for children at SportsCare Performance Institute, Whippany, on May 6.

The free event is for children age 12 to 19. Registration is online in advance only.

Evaluations will be conducted by Deborah Heart and Lung Hospital board certified cardiologists, advanced practice nurses, certified physician assistants, registered nurses, and EKG and echocardiography technicians. The screening will consist of height, weight, blood pressure,

BMI (body mass index), heart auscultation (listening for heart murmurs), ECG (electrocardiogram), and, if clinically indicated, an echocardiogram (ultrasound of the heart). Deborah clinicians will review and evaluate all information and make any necessary recommendations

Sudden cardiac arrest in young athletes is most often secondary to structural and electrical causes.

Screenings and evaluations will be conducted to detect potential cardiac conditions that could lead to sudden cardiac arrest in adolescents. This screening and evaluation will be open to approximately 300 children. For more information, call 973-560-0550.

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