We are pleased to bring the Young Hearts for Life® (YH4L) Cardiac Screening Program to York Community Hight School on September 30, 2021. All students who have proper authorization and are present the day of the screening, will be tested. 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 students at risk for sudden cardiac death. To date over 240,000 students have been screened as a result of YH4L. More information about the screening can be found here.
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 70% 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 lifesaving 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. The results will only be shared with the parents/guardian. The school will not get your child’s results.
Click HERE to register your student for our September 30th testing date at York.