Heart Hospital of Austin hosts screenings for high school athletes


FOR HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES. THAT’S WHY THE HEART HOSPITAL OF AUSTIN GAVE FREE HEART SCREENINGS TODAY.THEIR AIM IS TO DETECT A HEART CONDITION CALLED HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY.IT’S THE LEADING CAUSE OF SUDDEN DEATH IN YOUNG ATHLETES, AND OFTEN DOESN’T SHOW SYMPTOMS. VIVEK GOSWAMI, M.D. – CARDIOLOGIST “WHEN WE HEAR THESE STORIES OF THESE YOUNG OTHERWISE HEALTHY ATHLETES COLLAPSING SUDDENLY EITHER ON OR OFF THE FIELD AND THE REALITY OF IT IS IF WE CAN IDENTIFY SUBSTRAFE OF THESE PROBLEMS EARLY WE CAN ACTUALLY BREAK THE NATURAL PROGRESSION OF THAT DISEASE.”THE HEART HOSPITAL HOSTS THESE SCREENINGS TWICE A YEAR.IT’S DONE SO FOR THE PAST 16 YEARS. IN THAT TIME IT’S SCREENED OVER EIGHT THOUSAND ATHLETES. TOM:AND AS ALWAYS, WEâ(tm)RE COMMITTED TO HELPING YOU LEARN ABOUT YOUR HEALTH, ALONG WITH OUR PARTNER, THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION. FOR RESOURCES AND EASY TIPS TO LIVE HEALTHIER, GO TO KXAN.COM

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