The Westerville Central Athletic Department along with mCore will sponsor heart screenings Tuesday November 15.
Please see below for a note from mCore:
I wanted to make you aware of an excellent opportunity that’s been made available to our athletes at Westerville Central High School. We are again partnering with mCORE™ — Mobile Cardiac Overview and Risk Evaluation — to screen our athletes for the cardiac conditions and abnormalities which may put them at risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). SCA Is The Number One Killer of Young Athletes.
SCA is the result of unsuspecting cardiological disease or abnormalities which cause the heart to stop without warning or symptoms. We hear about several student-athletes each year that are lost to this devastating tragedy, many of which could have been prevented with a simple examination like this. Space is limited, so sign up today at www.mcoreathletes.com or for more information on mCORE and SCA please see video link below
Please see the Details on the Screening Date and Time Below:
- Date: Tuesday November 15, 2016
- Time: 8:00am – 5:00 pm
- Location: #1217 Conference Room
The time requirement is approximately 10-12 minutes per athlete. Each athlete will be given an EKG and Echo screening and these tests typically cost more than $2000 in a clinical setting. The cost to you is $75. (The screening age range is 14-22 years).You may use your Healthcare Spending Account or Flex Care Spending Account. All screenings are performed by a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer and results are read by the mCORE Medical Director, Dr. Kenneth Berkovitz, MD. Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology and Internal Medicine.
ATHLETES MUST PRE-REGISTER ONLINE FOR THE SCREENING BY VISITING: www.mCOREathletes.com Questions contact Chad Ogden at 614-648-4656 or Liz Belcher at 614-216-9157
In the United States, One Young Competitive Athlete Dies Every Three Days From Unrecognized Cardiovascular Disorder.”
The American Heart Association