Mercy Health Muskegon 2019 Student Heart Screenings Serve Hundreds of Students During Four Free Events

On March 13, 100 students participated in Mercy Health Muskegon’s Student Heart Screenings.

Heart screenings are a simple, quick method that may identify heart conditions that could increase a child’s risk of complications during physical activity and/or athletic competition.

Each screening consists of a blood pressure check, health questionnaire, 12-lead EKG, physician exam, and if needed, an echocardiogram.

 

 

  • Students came from local area schools and from as far away as Saugatuck
  • 19 ‘quick look’ echocardiograms were performed
  • 2 students were identified to have Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome

More students are invited to be screened later this year: July 10, August 7 and August 28. Register online

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