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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.

Questions can be directed to ATS at 888-537-2597 or