Youth Heart Screening May 7, 2023
On Sunday, May 7, 2023 from 9 am - 4 pm, the Kyle
J. Taylor Foundation (KJTF) is proud to be partnering with Saint Francis High School to bring a heart screenings event to Saint Francis HS community. Screening will be available from 9am-4pm at the Saint Francis High School Gym (1885 Miramonte Avenue
94040) to provide easily accessible and affordable testing for
the often undiagnosed conditions that cause Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). The cost is only $20 for the screening
These screenings are so important! The current annual physical examinations or sports pre-participation physical exams miss about 85-90% of the issues that can cause Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) in children and young adults. The issues that cause SCA in young people must be seen on an electrocardiogram (EKG) because they are structural or electrical issues that cannot be heard through a stethoscope. The EKG is a simple test that records the electrical activity of the heart using small sticky electrode patches that are attached to the skin of the chest. EKGs are quick, easy and completely painless.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Risk in Children and Young Adults:
· Leading cause of death of student athletes
· Leading cause of death on school campuses
· 1 in 300 youth have an undiagnosed heart condition that puts them at risk for SCA
The screening includes cardiac risk assessment, EKG, and doctor review, which generally takes about 40-60 minutes to complete.
To Register to be Screened please click the Get Heart Screened button above.You will select a 30 minute time slot, you will need to arrive within that 30 minutes.
To Volunteer for the Event please click the Volunteer My Time button above. There are two categories - General volunteers and Medical volunteer. You can sign up to work morning or afternoon shifts.
(you will sign up for one of these areas)
(you will sign up for your area of expertise)