Aidan’s Heart – Free Heart Screening Event
April 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pmFree
Free Heart Screening Event for Youth ages 5-19, presented by Aidan’s Heart Foundation. Aidan’s Heart Foundation is a local 501(3)(c) non-profit organization that seeks to prevent death from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) through screening young hearts, teaching CPR+AED skills to adults and youth, and facilitating the placement of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in local communities.
Open to all youth between ages 5-19 who have not previously been screened and who have no known heart condition. Downingtown Area School students and young residents will have priority registration when our registration opens. Please sign up here to be notified when our registration will open.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest occurs when the heart’s electrical system malfunctions and is the number one cause of death of youth athletes on school grounds. Sudden Cardiac Arrest usually happens without any warning signs or symptoms. Between 2,000-9,000 young people suffer a sudden cardiac event each year. Many of the conditions that can cause SCA are preventable and highly treatable, but they are not detectable with a stethoscope. An EKG exam can detect approximately 70% of the conditions that cause SCA. By having your child’s heart screened with a simple, non-invasive EKG exam, you can minimize the risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest.