PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT - DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 25.....NO WALK-INS
Parents/custodians please take the time to read the information below, before registering your child.
Saving Young Hearts (SYH) is providing free heart screenings for children and young adults between the ages of 6 and 18 years old that can detect risk factors and conditions associated with sudden cardiac arrest. It's safe, quick, non-invasive and painless! The heart screening consists of:
- Personal & Family Heart Health History
- Blood pressure reading
- Heart sound check
- Electrocardiogram (ECG)
- Limited Echocardiogram for those with abnormal ECG or other risk factors
- Results reviewed by Board certified pediatric cardiologist
Early detection saves lives!
Screenings are FREE.
A suggested donation of $25 is appreciated to help defray screening costs and fund future screenings.
Forms to be completed and signed by parent/guardian and brought in on day of screening:
Appointment Time/Email Confirmation:
During online registration you will be required to indicate your preferred appointment time (i.e., 8am-10am, 10am-12pm, 12pm-2pm or 2pm-5pm). Based on this information, a specific appoinment time will be assigned to your child and sent to the email address provided during registration.
How often should my child's heart be checked/screened?
Your child's heart should be checked/screened at least every two (2) years, unless he/she is exhibiting any signs and symptoms (see below). Keep in mind that some heart conditions are congenital (from birth) and others are acquired i.e., (virus, medication).
What is Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA)?
- SCA is the condition in which the electrical system to the heart malfunctions, resulting in a disruption of the heart's normal rhythm and the loss of its ability to deliver blood to the body. If untreated, this abrupt disruption results in sudden death.
Who is at risk for SCA?
- SCA can strike persons of any age, gender or race, including those that seem in good health and at peak physical fitness
- Most youth with undetected heart conditions typically appear very healthy
- Many youth never exhibit any signs or symptoms until SCA occurs
- SCA is the leading cause of death in young athletes
What is an electrocardiogram (ECG)?
- An ECG is a simple, painless, non-invasive test that measures the electrical activity of the heart.
Know the Warning Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Condition:
- fainting (syncope) or seizure during or after physical activity or from emotional excitement, emotional distress or startle
- chest pain or discomfort/racing heartbeat
- unusual shortness of breath
- unusual fatigue/tiredness
- dizziness/lightheadedness during or after physical activity
- family history of heart disease
- family history of unexpected sudden death during physical activity or during a seizure, or any other unexplained sudden death of an otherwise healthy family member under age 50
Consult a physician promptly if you or someone you know has one or more of these signs and/or symptoms
This event honors the memory of Sean Alexander Anderson, a 10 year old boy who lost his life to sudden cardiac arrest due to an undetected heart condition. A simple ECG screening could have detected his heart condition and saved his life.
We celebrate the life of Xhosa Fray-Chinn, who suffered sudden cardiac arrest
in July 2012 while playing basketball. Xhosa's life was saved thanks to the
quick actions of lay first responders and the availability of an
automated external defibrillator (AED).
To learn more about sudden cardiac arrest in children and young adults please visit:
THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS:
Avalon Park Foundation, Briantos Original Hoagies, David's Bakery & Co., Eastside Bistro, Cardiac Science, Chick-fil-A of Waterford, Fray-Chinn Family, Ocoee Professional Firefighters Local 3623, Pediatric Cardiology Consultants, a Florida Hospital Medical Group, Rural Metro of Central Florida, SonoSite, StrataVerve and Timber Creek High School