FREE Teen Heart Health Checks
Hurley Medical Center is offering FREE Teen Heart Health Checks for all mid-Michigan students, ages 13 through 19. The program offers an in-depth heart screening that includes a medical history, blood pressure check and an ECG. Echocardiograms will also be provided, if needed. Hurley Medical Center is the only Genesee County hospital offering such a screening.
Sudden cardiac death is the leading cause of death in young athletes
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the single most common cause of death among U.S. athletes. Nearly 4,000 of these deaths are among young people, and 1 in 200,000 high school athletes will die suddenly, most without any prior symptoms. In addition, male athletes are 10 times more likely to die suddenly as a result of HCM.
Registration for the February 11 Teen Screening event is FULL. We are presently scheduling our next screening event, so please stay posted.