OEHS Students Can Sign Up for Free Cardiac Screenings
Oct 06, 2015 11:21AM ● Published by Steven Jack
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Young Hearts for Life is a not for profit organization affiliated with Advocate Charitable Foundation. They offer a voluntary screening program that involves a simple, three-minute electrocardiogram (EKG). An EKG is a non-invasive test that measures the electrical activity of the heart and can detect certain heart abnormalities leading to sudden cardiac death.
The screening will be free to the students at Oswego East High School on Nov. 19 and will take place during physical education, driver’s education, health and study hall classes.
Parents who wish to have their child participate in the free screening program must complete registration by visiting www.yh4l.org.
Participation is voluntary; however, all high school students are encouraged to participate in the free screenings, even if they were previously screened. An EKGscreening is recommended every two years for students up until the age of 25.
Cardiologists will be on site to interpret the testing. The results from the screening will be sent to parents via an email notification three to four weeks after the screening. All results are confidential and communicated through a secure system.
It is estimated that over 200 adult volunteers are needed for the high school screening event, and the Kiwanis Club of Oswego will provide many of those volunteers.
To volunteer at Oswego East High School, please register online at http://vols.pt/wwWXJ7. All volunteers are required to attend a volunteer training program. Those dates and times are found in the volunteer spot Link.
To learn more about Young Hearts for Life, visit www.yh4l.org, or call Johneen Davis, program director, at (630) 785-4366. For more information about EKG screenings, visit the frequently asked questions at http://www.yh4l.org/faq/.
INFORMATION PROVIDED BY SCHOOL DISTRICT 308