Phillips-Hill To Co-Host Heart Screening Clinic For Students
Every three days, a student dies from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). The first symptom of SCA unfortunately is often sudden death.

On Saturday, Feb. 10, I will partner with WellSpan Health, PennState Health, and the Peyton Walker Foundation to provide a free heart screening event for students in my district from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Apple Hill Medical Center, 25 Monument Road, York.

The clinic is being offered to students aged 12-19 who are not currently under the care of a cardiologist. The purpose of the event is to identify those students who may have risk factors for heart-related issues, including sudden cardiac death, which is the No. 1 killer of student athletes.

A full team of medical professionals from WellSpan and PennState Health will be conducting the screenings. The medical team includes cardiologists, physician assistants, nurses, and medical technicians. Each student will complete a medical history, and receive a vitals check, heart murmurs check and an electrocardiogram (EKG).

For students whose results indicate the need for additional testing, an echocardiogram will be provided on site. The professionals will review the student’s results with them and their parents. There is no charge for any of these services. In addition, students will receive free training on how to perform CPR and the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED).

Enrollment will be limited to approximately 215 students on a first to sign-up for an available slot basis. Experience with previous screenings in other areas indicates demand may surpass the number of slots available.

For more information about this event, please go to the Peyton Walker Foundation website,  peytonwalker.org.

A registration consent form is available online at:
peyton-walker.heartbytes.org/consent/york-heart-2018-02-10

If you have further questions, please feel free to contact my district office staff at (717) 428-9889, or 1-877-207-2272.