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We are screening hearts to save lives!
Every year more than 7,000 young Americans ages 6-18 die from SCA. That means that every day 20 adolescents die in this country from SCA caused by conditions that are most likely treatable. We are working to prevent the untold amounts of grief that come from losing a child, a sister/brother, friend or teammate. Facts have proven that 1 out of every 143 children has a cardiac arrhythmia syndrome, most of these being undetected. Once diagnosed, these syndromes can be monitored and treated and in most circumstances result in normal lifespan for that child.
This is the key reason for preventive heart screenings including an electrocardiogram (ECG). ECG is the best initial indicator of a cardiac abnormality. Our screening allows for parents to have a possible condition indicated and then visit their child's physician and subsequent cardiologist for all follow-up care.
In addition to the direct benefit of identify possible conditions in the child that is screened at one of our screening events, there is the possibility of identifying abnormalities in other family members. Because these disease states are hereditary, they are often found in multiple family members. When all first and second degree family members [of an affected child] are screened, on average 9 additional cases of a cardiac abnormality are found.
SafeBeat screenings literally save lives within entire communities when we come into your town and schools.
The 4 main components of the SafeBeat Initiative are:
Emergency Action Plans
Heart Screening Services
Our solution of proactive prevention