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A special Thank You to the more than 100 youth who came out to St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center this past Saturday for the Free Adolescent Heart Screening. It was great to meet such wonderful people and we were proud to bring this wonderful benefit to our community.

The youth who attended the screening, ages 14-18, received an EKG and Sonogram to test for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) which affects 1 in 500 young athletes. The results were reviewed by a St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center physician.

In conjunction with the screening, Explorer Post 247 was on hand to train over youth, parents and siblings in hands free CPR. To the beat of the Bee Gee’s “Staying Alive”, over 70 people were trained in CPR while learning what to do in case of emergency. Post 247 gives youth the opportunity to explore different career in EMS. If you are between the ages of 14-21 and are interested please go to www.emspost247.org

In just 15 minutes adolescents and parents walked away not only with two medical tests regarding heart health results but also something much greater, a good peace of mind.

Holly Krivokapich
Health and Wellness Coordinator

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