OCTOBER 26th, 2013
OXFORD, Mich. (WXYZ) - Beaumont Health Systems says cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in young athletes. So Beaumont is teaming up with WXYZ-7 and 97.1 The Ticket to offer free student heart screenings.
The goal is to prevent sudden cardiac arrest in teens. The free heart checks with take place Saturday, October 26th (10am-4pm) at Oxford High School, 745 N. Oxford Road in Oxford. You must register for the event at http://heart.beaumont.edu/upcoming-student-heart-screenings or by calling 800-328-8542.
Beaumont says the screening will include a medical history, blood pressure check, an electrocardiogram or ECG, and a "quick-look" echocardiogram, an ultrasound image of the heart.