1-8-19 — Additional Date Set for Youth Heart Screenings
Jan. 8 update ~ All of our earlier dates are full, but a fourth date is now being offered from 6:20-7:50 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6.
Dec. 21 update ~ The Jan. 26 and Feb. 12 dates are full. A third date, from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, is now available.
Dec. 11, 2018 ~ 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. 26 and 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 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 (ECG) 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 to 25. Pre-registration is required.