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Heart Screenings Could Save Student Athlete's Lives

Heart screenings for Long OT syndrome could save the lives of student athletes.

Paige Florin, an 8th grader at Sandy Run Middle School, is holding a free heart screenings for the Upper Dubin Township Community that could save your student’s life.

For Florin’s Bat-Mitzvah, she is holding the community service event that will test students, age 10 through 19, for Long QT syndrome, a genetic heart disorder that has been responsible for the sudden death of student athletes who unexpectedly collapse on the field.

Using non-invasive ECG screenings by CHOP physicians on September 23 at the Upper Dublin High School’s cafeteria, student can be tested and, if Long QT syndrome is detected treatment can begin. Each screening takes about 30 minutes, and screenings will be held from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The screenings are being done through Simon’s Fund, a foundation that was set up in honor of a 4-month-old boy who died of Long QT syndrome after not waking up from a nap.

Pre-registration is required and students can sign up online. Registration begins August 15.

Learn more about Long QT syndrome and donate to Simon's Fund, by visiting www.simonsfund.org.

Bob July 31, 2012 at 09:27 PM
Wow, a big THANK YOU to the Florin's...especially Paige!
Jennifer Wuest August 17, 2012 at 08:36 PM
What a great idea

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