CARDIAC SCREENING
South Brunswick High School
Viking Athletic Club
750 Ridge Road
Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
732/329-4044 ext. 3265, ext. 3247
Fax: 732 438-3146

Sudden death in athletes is an extremely rare event yet no less tragic for its infrequency. Most of these deaths are due to underlying cardiovascular diseases and therefore categorized as sudden cardiac death (SCD). The leading causes of SCD among young athletes are cardiac diseases, particularly hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is considered to be the most common cause of exercise – related sudden cardiac death (SCD) in young athletes in the US. HCM can be entirely silent in terms of symptoms and can escape detection during routine athletic physicals. Estimates of the prevalence of the genetic abnormalities causing HCM are on the order of 1 out of 500 in the general population.

WHERE: @ SBHS ANNEX NURSE’S OFFICE
WHEN: August 27, 2011
COST: $70.00 PER STUDENT (PAYABLE TO CSYAA)
(OR FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH NOTIFICATION LETTER)
WHO: VOLUNTARY FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
TEST: EKG AND ECHO
GROUP: CARDIAC SCREENING FOR YOUNG ADULTS/ATHLETES
FORMS: ADDITIONAL SCREENING INFORMATION AND PARENTAL CONSENT FORM


The attached is state mandated reading: Sudden Cardiac Death in Young Adults

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