Students at Neuqua Valley got the chance to make sure their ticker was in tip top shape.
Young Hearts for Life kicked off their heart screenings at the freshman center. The free three-minute EKG test could help save the lives of students with unknown heart defects.
This is the fifth year the program has visited the district. And is funded by Edward Hospital in addition to the Indian Prairie Education Foundation.
Nearly 700 students signed up at Neuqua.
“What we’re trying to do is find those who might have some cardiac conditions that could put them at risk for sudden cardiac death,” said Dr. Joesph Marek, a Doctor with Young Hearts for Life.
The test typically finds abnormalities in 1.5% of those students tested.
Metea and Waubonsie Valley will host the program later this school year.
Naperville News 17’s Natalie Vitale reports.
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