Student Heart Screening
At Grand Rapids Cardiology, we are checking hearts and saving lives! If you are a student, athlete, or an active 12 - 40 year old, then this screening is for you. The heart screening consists of a thorough review of past medical history, physical examination (blood pressure, height, weight, and listen to heart), an electrocardiogram (ECG), and if required, based on findings, an echocardiogram.
Screening sessions typically take 15 - 30 minutes.
Sign Up For A Low-Cost Heart Screening - For Peace of Mind
To sign up, please call our office at 616-717-5141 or fill out the form to the right.
There are no current upcoming clinic times. Please contact us and we will work with you on finding a time that best works for you!
Sudden Cardiac Arrest isn’t just an adult thing!
SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST IS THE #1 CAUSE OF DEATH OF STUDENT ATHLETES.
Did you know that 1 in 300 children have a cardiovascular condition? When a student collapses and dies unexpectedly, it could be from an undetected heart condition. Sudden cardiac arrest kills 400,000 adults every year and takes the lives of thousands of children too.
Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is what happens when the heart stops beating suddenly and unexpectedly, usually from an underlying heart condition. SCA is not the same thing as a heart attack. A heart attack occurs when blood flow to the heart is blocked.
The conditions that lead to sudden cardiac arrest fall into two categories: structural and electrical. An electrical condition interrupts the heart’s rhythm. There may be an extra “circuit” causing it to beat too rapidly. A structural problem leaves the heart unable to function properly. A valve may be in the wrong place or the heart may be enlarged.
- • Fainting or seizures during exercise or stressful situations
- • Shortness of breath
- • Unusually rapid heart rate
- • Chest pains
- • Dizziness
- • Extreme fatigue
- • Unexplained death of family member under the age of 50