We wanted to make our community aware of an excellent opportunity that’s been made available to our students/athletes at Edgewood High School. We are partnering with mCORE™ — Mobile Cardiac Overview and Risk Evaluation — to screen our athletes for the cardiac conditions and abnormalities which may put them at risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. SCA Is The #1 Killer of Young Athletes.
SCA is the result of unsuspecting cardiological disease or abnormalities which cause the heart to stop without warning or symptoms. We hear about several student-athletes each year that are lost to this devastating tragedy, many of which could have been prevented with a simple examination like this.
Please see the Details on the Screening Date and Time Below:
Date: Wednesday December 6, 2017
Time: 8:00am – 4:00 pm
Location: Basketball Coaches Office
The time requirement is approximately 10-12 minutes per athlete. Each athlete will be given an EKG and Echo screening and these tests typically cost more than $2000 in a clinical setting. The screening age range is 12-22 years old. You may use your Healthcare Spending Account or Flex Care Spending Account. All screenings are performed by a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer and results are read by the mCORE Medical Director Dr. Kenneth Berkovitz, MD. Board Certified in Cardiovasucular Disease, Interventional Cardiology and Internal Medicine. (Please contact mCORE should financial hardship preclude you from taking part)
ATHLETES MUST PRE-REGISTER ONLINE FOR THE SCREENING BY USING THE LINK OR VISITING
“In the United States, One Young Competitive Athlete Dies Every Three Days From Unrecognized Cardiovascular Disorder.” The American Heart Association