BASIC INFORMATION �™� AugustHeart screens students, ages 14-18, for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM). �™� HCM is the leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young people.�™� 1 in 250 students are at risk of sudden cardiac death.�™� HCM causes a thickening of the heart wall, and can lead to obstruction of blood flow and an erratic heartbeat. �™� HCM typically does not present any symptoms. SCREENING PROCESS �™� A parental waiver must be signed in order for the athlete to receive a screening. �™� Athletes should wear loose fitting clothing. �™� Screening includes a 12-lead Electrocardiogram (ECG) and a limited 2-D Echocardiogram (ECHO). �™� The screening process typically takes approximately 20 minutes per student. NOTE: AVERAGE WAIT TIME VARIES. �™� Screenings are offered at no charge. For those choosing to make an optional donation, $25 does help offset the cost to screen a student.
FOUNDATION INFORMATION�™� AugustHeart strives to prevent sudden cardiac death in students, ages 14-18, in San Antonio and surrounding counties by providing free heart screenings.�™� Donations are appreciated and help to fund AugustHeart programming. AUGUSTHEART755 East Mulberry Avenue, Suite 101San Antonio, Texas firstname.lastname@example.org
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