On Wednesday, March 8, at the Almond Campus, the Max Schweitz Foundation screened students who signed up to participate in Screens for Teens, which includes an EKG for all participants and an echo for certain students.
There were over 1,500 students screened with an overwhelming
majority having normal results. We did have some students whose EKG was abnormal, but not potentially life threatening, and parents will be informed of those
results. We also had seven students between the two campuses that were classified
as having “a substantial heart condition” and were referred to be seen by a
cardiologist within the next few weeks. Because of those seven, we can now say
this was a very successful screening, as those conditions might not have been
detected without the screening. It would have been great to have more students
get screened, but for the first time, our numbers were good.