|Young Champions screenings are proudly offered in memory of Quinn Driscoll
|Screenings offer heart ultrasound, plus EKG and other tests, to spot common cause of sudden cardiac death in active teens.
Next Screening Event: Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. Registration for the February event will be announced soon.
Weekly screening appointments are also available at the PeaceHealth Southwest Heart & Vascular Center, located in the Firstenburg Tower (lobby level) at 400 NE Mother Joseph Place, Vancouver WA.
Register online or call 360-514-7755
Young Champions is a program providing advanced heart screenings for student athletes in Clark County, sponsored by PeaceHealth Southwest’s Heart and Vascular Center and the Quinn Driscoll Foundation.
The Quinn Driscoll Foundation is named for 13-year-old Quinn Driscoll, a student athlete at Wy’ East Middle School who died in 2009 after suffering cardiac arrest while running on the track during gym class.
Quinn had undiagnosed hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a serious heart condition that is the leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young athletes. It is believed to exist in roughly 1 out of 500 individuals, and approximately one case of sudden cardiac death occurs every three days in organized youth sports across the United States.
“Young Champions” heart screenings can detect HCM using an Echocardiogram, or ultrasound of the heart, in addition to a comprehensive EKG.
Who is eligible?
Any Clark County middle or high school athlete, band member or cheerleader from 12 – 18 years old is eligible for a “Young Champions” screening. Although designed for the student athlete, this screening offer also accommodates all children in the age group who may be at risk. This screening does not take the place of the pre-performance examination requirement for all student athletes who wish to participate in a school sport.
What is included in the screening?
How do I sign up my child?
- Review of child’s personal and family health history
- Blood pressure
- ECG/EKG (electrocardiogram)
Registration is required. To schedule a student heart screening, register online or call 360.514.7755. Screenings at PeaceHealth Southwest are $50, which includes a $25 donation to support future screening events in our community.