Hoping to detect cardiac conditions before somebody collapses? Cardiac screenings are great tools for identifying cardiac problems and providing heart health education. The groups below are a few notable organizations that have demonstrated successful cardiac screening events in various settings across the United States.
The Athlete Health Organization, in Philadelphia, provides free athlete physicals. Physicals include prescreening and review of medical history, a general physical, orthopedics, pulmonary review, an ECT and, if necessary, an echocardiogram. Each screening takes 30 to 45 minutes.
Play Smart Youth Heart Screenings, in Portland, Oregon, provides free youth heart screenings every Tuesday at Providence Heart and Vascular Institute. Screenings include: a detailed medical history questionnaire, blood pressure measurement, an ECG, an, if indicated, and echocardiogram.