Sudden cardiac arrest in youth remains the leading cause of non-traumatic sudden death in young adults, often happening without signs or symptoms and proving fatal 92% of the time. We know that the thoughtful use of a few simple tests can identify the most common cardiac conditions predisposing a young person to sudden cardiac arrest or death. The consequence of not performing these screens is to leave at-risk youth to their own fate – an action that is not acceptable to us when a viable alternative exists.
Next FREE heart screening at TriPoint Event Center on Saturday, February 7, 2015
* AugustHeart screens students ages 14-18 for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM).
AugustHeart is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to preventing sudden cardiac death by providing free heart screenings to students ages 14-18 in San Antonio and surrounding counties. For more information visit the website.