Sudden cardiac death affects thousands of teens yearly. It is the leading cause of non-traumatic death in teens. Most victims of sudden cardiac death have no warning signs of cardiac problems until their initial cardiac arrest and 92% of those arrests are fatal.
Operation Screen Your Athlete is a group of health care professionals that have come together to hold free screenings to help prevent sudden cardiac death in athletes. We offer free screenings to school age athletes 14-18 years of age. Cardiologists, nurses, EMTs, and echocardiogram technicians are available to perform theses exams. Testing consists of a medical questionnaire, EKG, and limited echocardiogram if needed. Any athlete found to have abnormal results are referred to a cardiologist for further evaluation and treatment.
To learn more about our available screenings, please click on the screening link.
To find out how to donate to our organization, please click on the contact us link.
If you are interested in volunteering at one of our screenings, please click on the contact us link and use the volunteer email to let us know.
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