Vikings News · SCA Is The Number One Killer of Young Athletes- Below is the Sign Up Information to Have your Child Tested


Dear Parents,

I wanted to make you aware of an excellent opportunity that’s been made available to our athletes at North Canton Hoover High School. We are again 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).  SCA Is The Number One 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 student-athletes each year that are lost to this devastating tragedy, many of which could have been prevented with a simple examination like this. Space is limited, so sign up today at www.mcoreathletes.com.  For more information on mCORE and SCA please watch this 4-minute video:  https://vimeo.com/53605191/

 

Date:  Thursday, November 8th

Time:  8:00am – 4:00 pm

Location:  North Canton High School

 

The screening age range is 12-22 years.  The time requirement is 15 minutes per athlete.  Each athlete will be given an EKG and Echo screening.  These tests cost about $2000 in a clinical setting. The cost to you is ONLY $75!  You may use your Healthcare or Flex Care Spending Account.  Please contact mCORE should financial hardship preclude you from taking part.  All screenings are  performed by a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonograher.  The results are read by the mCORE Medical Director, Kenneith Berkovitz, MD.   He is Board Certified in Cardiovasucular Disease, Interventional Cardiology, and Internal Medicine.

 

PARENTS MUST PRE-REGISTER at: 

www.mCOREathletes.com                                                                                                        

 

We strongly encourage all of our athletes to take part in this screening opportunity.  If you have further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us directly.

Sincerely,

Tim Walker, NCHS Athletic Director, 330-497-5660

 

In the United States, One Young Competitive Athlete Dies Every Three Days from Unrecognized Cardiovascular Disorder.”                                                   

                                                                                 The American Heart Association