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FREE EKG TESTING AT LISLE HIGH SCHOOL APRIL 16

February 25, 2010
By Dan Dillard of Lisle High School



The screening for all Lisle Senior High School students is scheduled for Friday, April 16, 2010. Students will be screened during their P. E. or Health Class. If your child does not have P. E. or Health in their schedule, they will be assigned a screening time during the day. All students whose parents authorize them to be tested will be screened.

A simple EKG, when used to screen physically active young persons, can detect certain serious heart conditions. Recording the electrical activity of the heart using electrodes attached to the skin with a mild adhesive can detect approximately 40% of the abnormalities or "markers" from heart conditions that are associated with sudden cardiac death that a stethoscope cannot detect. Please note that EKG screenings result in approximately 2% of the tests being falsely positive. This may require additional evaluation and testing by your physician. We believe that the benefit of this potentially life saving screening outweighs this concern.


We encourage you to discuss this screening with your child. Your child's participation in the screening is your decision. We want to assure you that students' confidentiality, privacy and individual modesty will be respected throughout all aspects of the program. Only female technicians will test girls, and they will be screened in an area separate from boys.

Registration for Lisle students is underway, and we would like to have all completed forms in our office as soon as possible. It is preferred that you register your child online at www.mhcfoundation.org Click on the Young Hearts for Life text box in the upper left corner. If you do not have computer access, you or your child may pick up a form from the main office at Lisle Senior High School. If you have questions, please contact us at 630-310-2136.


Sincerely,

Joseph Marek, MD

Medical Director, Young Hearts for LifeTM Cardiac Screening


Midwest Heart Community Foundation is dedicated to improving the prevention and management of cardiovascular and related diseases through research, education and community leadership.


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