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Student Athlete Heart Screening


 
 

Screening available
June 1 - September 1, 2014
Limited to student athletes ages 12 and up.
Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
No appointment needed.
Students under 18 require parental consent

Heart & Vascular Center
2300 Western Ave.
Manitowoc
Fee $30 - Cash, check or credit card 

   
 

If you are unable to afford the applicable fee, funding may be available to you by calling:
Kristin Anderson of the Carri Dickson Memorial at 920.973.9462

 

 
Common screenings cannot detect all heart conditions.



Unexpected sudden cardiac death in young athletes is devastating to families and communities. That tragedy is even more difficult knowing one-third of these deaths may be prevented through appropriate screening and treatment.

The HFM Heart and Vascular Center now offers a simple non-invasive screening with a 12-lead EKG to detect the potentially life-threatening treatable conditions.

Brugada Syndrome
Brugada Syndrome is a heart condition that causes disruption of the heart’s normal rhythm. It can lead to uncoordinated electrical activity in the heart’s lower chambers. If left untreated it can cause seizures, difficulty breathing or sudden death.

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)
HCM is a condition in which the heart muscle becomes thick. The thickening makes it harder for blood to leave the heart, forcing the heart to work harder to pump blood. HCM is the most common cause of death in young athletes.

WPW Syndrome (Wolff-Parkinson White Syndrome)
WPW Syndrome is a heart condition in which there is an extra electrical pathway (circuit) in the heart.

Long QT Syndrome (LQTS)
Long QT Syndrome is an infrequent, hereditary disorder of the heart’s electrical rhythm that can occur in otherwise healthy people. It usually affects children or young adults.

Studies of otherwise healthy people
with LQTS indicate that they had
at least one episode
of fainting by the age of 10.