D211 Post: Young Hearts For Life Provides SHS Students with Free Screenings

            Representatives from Young Hearts For Life (YH4L) provided free cardiac screenings for students at Schaumburg High School October 17.  The screenings are designed to detect conditions, such as Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, which may cause Sudden Cardiac Death.  As part of the screenings, students are given an EKG, the results of which are reviewed, on site, by cardiologists with Young Hearts for Life. 

            Screenings were conducted during the students’ health and gym classes.  The event was staffed by medical personnel from Young Hearts for Life as well as parent volunteers from Schaumburg’s Very Interested Parents (VIP) booster club.  Young Hearts for Life has provided screenings at multiple District schools in recent years.  For more information about Young Hearts for Life visit http://www.yh4l.org/.