Free teen heart screenings in Bee Cave and Kyle

Championship Hearts Foundation (CHF) will provide this year’s second ARC-hosted, free teen heart screenings at ARC Bee Cave on Saturday, July 24. Student athletes ages 14 to 18 from all over Central Texas can register to be tested for heart conditions. Each athlete will undergo several tests to identify key factors that can be signs of a heart condition. Registration is through CHF.

Our two CHF events are being held at the locations and dates listed below.

July 24 – ARC Bee Cave (9:00 am-1:00 pm)
August 21 – ARC Center Street (9:00 am-1:00 pm) registration opens July 26 on the CHF website.

CHF estimates that 1 in 250 students are at risk for heart abnormalities that could potentially lead to life-threatening heart issues. Anyone who participates in strenuous activities is encouraged to get their hearts screened for possible deadly genetic heart conditions such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, affecting 1 in 500 student athletes.

The Championship Hearts Foundation goal is to keep all young Texas athletes heart healthy by focusing on the prevention of catastrophic heart failures through comprehensive testing. Athletes who attend will receive a blood pressure exam, non-invasive echocardiograms (ECG) and a limited 2-D echocardiogram (ECHO) endorsed by the Texas Chapter of the American College of Cardiology, and provided by volunteer local cardiologists and ARC clinical support staff. Data collected from the CHF goes towards research into identifying certain risks factors that can lead to heart conditions.

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