Free Youth Heart Screening Event in Waipio

11 03 2014

Hawaii Heart Youth Screening Program ImageThe Hawaii Heart Youth Screening Program is providing FREE screenings for cardiac disease associated with a risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) on Sunday, April 6, 2014 from 11:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m. at the Kaiser Permanente Waipio Medical Office for adolescent and young adults 14-22 years of age. Screening appointment availability is first come, first served and this heart screening event will not establish a doctor/patient relationship.

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Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is the leading cause of death in young athletes and the third leading cause of death in children. There are several genetic conditions that may cause heart rhythm problems. These are some common symptoms:

  • Faints or suddenly collapses
  • Complains of palpitations or fast heart beat
  • Dizziness, especially during exercise
  • Chest pain, especially during exercise
  • Shortness of breath at rest or when exercising
  • Fatigue or tiring easier than their friends

Some children may have a heart condition and show no symptoms. Sudden cardiac arrest in children can be prevented. Early detection can save lives.

Information  and banner image excerpted from Hawaii Heart Foundation brochure and flyer. Information may be subject to change.



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