FREE TEEN HEART CHECKS IN APRIL 2020 ~ Offered by Marlette Regional Hospital ~ By Appointment Call: 989-635-4360 ~
In partnership with the Thomas Smith Memorial Foundation, Marlette Regional Hospital, as an affiliate of United Healthcare Partners, is offering Teen Heart Checks to students ages 13 to 19 FREE OF CHARGE every weekday throughout the month of April 2020.
The screenings will be performed by Marlette Regional Hospital’s cardiopulmonary team by appointment at Marlette Regional Hospital, 2770 Main Street, Marlette, MI 48453.
This special program offers an in-depth, noninvasive heart screening that includes a medical history, blood pressure check, height and weight recording, an electrocardiogram (EKG), and echocardiogram (ECHO). The screening looks for evidence of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a serious condition that can cause sudden cardiac death in young athletes as well as in students engaging in physical activity or exercise.
Teens must schedule an appointment to participate by calling 989-635-4360 and space is limited. Teens participating in the screening event will need to have their parents complete a registration packet that can be downloaded by clicking on the link below. The registration packet will also be available on the day of their appointment.