Youth, ages 12-25, are invited to get a free heart screening on Sunday, April 9 at University of San Diego's Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science between 9 am and 3 pm.
The screening is offered by the Eric Paredes Save A Life Foundation, which has screened nearly 23,000 participants for heart abnormalities that put about 1 in 100 students at risk for Sudden Cardiac Arrest - a leading cause of death under 25, and the #1 killer of student athletes. Heart screenings are not a part of annual checkups or pre-participation sports physicals, even though most heart conditions have no warning signs or unrecognized symptoms -- which is why Eric's Foundation screens for free.
Participants, ages 12-25, register at epsavealife.org/register/ and download a screening packet that you will complete and bring to the event. Walk-ins are also accepted after 10 a.m. and paperwork is available onsite if online registration is not possible. Screenings take less than an hour. Students under 18 will need to have a parent/guardian signature and a completed screening packet.
Participants wear t-shirts, sweat pants or sports shorts to the screening. Girls wear a sports bra. Please bring a self-addressed stamped enveloped in which a copy of your ECG will be mailed back to you to add to your medical records.
We urge you to take advantage of this opportunity for a free cardiac screening