All young adults, 12 to 25 years old, in the Bay Area and surrounding communities are invited to participate in Via Heart Project’s free heart screening event on Sunday, November 4m 2018, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at Sequoia High School, 1201 Brewster Avenue, Redwood City, CA 94062 .
WHY: It is estimated 1 in 500 school-aged children suffer an undiagnosed heart defect, which can lead to sudden cardiac arrest and death. A typical annual physical does not screen for advanced heart abnormalities. This screening does not take the place of your annual or pre-particiation sports physical.
WHAT: Screenings take 60-90 minutes (wait times may vary). A team of medical volunteers; including cardiologies, monographers, and nurses from the Bay Area, will conduct a health history questionnaire review, an EKG test, and if warranted, an echocardiogram. The entire process is non-invasive - no needles or x-ray exposure - and we ensure each teen's confidentiality, privacy and individual modesty is respected throughout all aspects of the screening.
HOW: Your child must be registered in advance. Registration is open and will close at noon on November 2, 2018. It is limited to 500 students. Use this link to register: https://viaheartproject.org/screenings/