Screen Your Teen

Youth, ages 12 to 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 9:00 am and 3:00 pm.

The screening is offered by the Eric Paredes Save A Life Foundation, which has screened nearly 23,000 teens 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.

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 10:00 am and paperwork is available onsite if online registration is not possible. Screenings take less than an hour. Parents need not be present for youth who have a signed and completed screening packet.

Students should wear a sports bra, t-shirt, sweat pants or sports shorts to the screening. Please bring a self-addressed stamped envelope in which a copy of your child’s ECG will be mailed back to you to add to their medical records.

We urge you to take advantage of this opportunity to screen your teen.

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