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June 26th, 2012
Seton offers free heart screenings for young athletes

STAFF REPORT

Seton Medical Center Hays is offering free electrocardiogram heart screenings for student athletes ages 14 to 18 years old this weekend.

The screenings will be offered 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 30 at the hospital, 6001 Kyle Parkway in Kyle. The test is designed to identify potentially fatal genetic conditions such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

“HCM is a genetic heart condition that usually doesn’t impair physical activity, but it is a set up for a potentially fatal rhythm problem that could happen right on the playing field,” said Dr. George Rodgers, president of Championship Hearts Foundation, a Texas nonprofit agency that is sponsoring the screenings.

For information, or to pre-register for the screenings, visit the website here or call 512-340-7320.

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