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