Screening America will be at Dell Rapids High School on Thursday, January 23rd. Anyone, ages 12-34 is able to participate in the event. Assuming at least 18 people register, a group rate of $50 will be charged for each person screened.
The Young Hearts Screening program is a specific group of tests that aid in the detection of Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD). The screenings are quick, painless, and inexpensive. The screenings do not replace annual athletic physicals, but offer additional information about the heart. A Young Hearts Screening includes:
- Blood pressure check
- Full EKG
- Limited echocardiogram (heart ultrasound)
- Cardiologist review: Dr. Vaska with Sioux Falls Cardiovascular will review the heart screenings and you will receive the results in about three weeks.
If your child is getting screened, there are 3 required forms – a consent form, a health history questionnaire, and a Marfan form completed and signed by the parent/guardian. You may pick up forms in the District office or follow the link on the school website to print the forms. Please have your child bring completed forms, signed by parent/guardian to their appointment.
When I was first introduced to Screening America, I wasn’t sure if it was something we should bring to Dell Rapids. After hearing stories about local students from Parkston and Beresford, I instantly knew this was a service I wanted to provide to our community. I encourage you to take a look at Screening America’s website along with the story featured on Keloland News, http://www.keloland.com/newsdetail.cfm/a-heart-for-the-game/?id=125783.
Please know this is an individual service that you can take advantage of. Our school is not receiving any service or money for our involvement. If you are interested in the screening, please call 605-428-5473, ext. 1, and schedule your appointment with LuAnn. Appointments will take place during the school day and payment will be collected at the time of the screening. you can pay by check, cash, or credit card. It is also possible to utilize flexible spending account dollars for the payment. Checks should be made out to Screening America.
If you have any questions, please visit Screening America’s website (www.screening-america.com) or call my office.