Nick of Time Foundation in partnership with the UW Center For Sports Cardiology conduct ON-SITE heart screenings for adolescents and young adults. Offered to all students ages 12-24 regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, and socio-economic status- no matter where they attend to school. Our screening model is being used nationwide as the “gold standard” for community-based screening programs.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is the leading cause of death in exercising and "at play" young people, happening every 2 days in the US. Most have hidden cardiac abnormalities with no warning signs until suffering a SCA.
Screenings consist of a Heart Health Survey asking about possible signs & symptoms or family history of a heart condition. An EKG is performed that analyzes the electrical signals of the heart and in some cases, a limited heart sounds exam or Echocardiogram of the heart is conducted. The results are reviewed on site by medical professionals experienced in EKG youth heart screens and a copy of our checkout form is sent home for parents.
Appointments are scheduled every 15 minutes and take approximately 40 minutes to complete.
The Nick of Time Foundation is providing this EKG Youth Heart Screening at no cost or obligation. However to help defer screening costs, and enable future community screening events, a $25.00 donation is suggested.
Donations are tax deductible, and can be made at the time of registration, or the day of the event by cash, or check payable to: Nick of Time Foundation
They can also be made online at www.nickoftimefoundation.org/donate/
An EKG usually costs about $150 in a doctor’s office and an ECHO about $1500. With your generous support, donations help defer screening costs and enable future community screening events. No student will be denied a screening.