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12-19-17 — Appointments Available for Child Heart Screenings

Dec. 19, 2017 ~ Keeping students safe and healthy is a top priority for the Olathe School District. The district is partnering with ATS HeartCheck to offer comprehensive heart screenings for students from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20 and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 3 in the Instructional Resource Center, 14090 S. Black Bob, Olathe. The cost is $129 per child.

The American Heart Association estimates 1 in 100 children have some form of heart condition. According to the Centers for Disease Control, one student-athlete falls victim to sudden cardiac arrest every three to four days, making it the No. 1 killer of student athletes.

  • The ATS HeartCheck includes blood pressure check, an electrocardiogram (EKG) and echocardiogram (heart ultrasound).
  • Pediatric specialists conduct the tests which take about 30 minutes.
  • Parents will receive a comprehensive report like the ones hospitals provide.

There are a limited number of appointments available for children age 8 and older. Pre-registration is required.

All discounts are determined and made possible by grants from the Strive for Life Foundation and the Jordan Robert Mann Foundation. Questions can be directed to ATS at (888) 537-2597 or