Register for YH4L

  • Dear Parents/Guardians, 
     
     
    We are pleased to bring the Young Hearts for Life® (YH4L) Cardiac Screening Program to your student's high school. All students whose parents authorize them to be tested will be screened. Please be aware that repeat ECG testing is recommended every two years. 
     
     
    YH4L will provide this free heart screening called an electrocardiogram (ECG) to identify high school students at risk for sudden cardiac death and to increase the public's awareness of this issue. To date over 180,000 students have been screened as a result of YH4L. 
     
     
    A simple ECG, when used to screen young adults can detect certain serious heart conditions. Recording the electrical activity of the heart using electrodes attached to the skin with a mild adhesive, can detect approximately 60% of the abnormalities or “markers” from these heart conditions that are associated with sudden cardiac death that a stethoscope cannot. ECG screenings result in less than 2% of the tests being falsely positive. This may require additional evaluation and testing by your physician. We believe that the benefit of this potentially life saving screening outweighs this concern. 
     
     
    We encourage you to discuss this screening with your child. Your child’s participation in the screening is your decision. We want to assure you that students’ confidentiality, privacy and individual modesty will be respected throughout all aspects of the program. Only female technicians will test girls and they will be screened in an area separate from boys. 
     
     
    You can complete the registration form online at: High School Registration Sheet
     
     
     
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