Community Heart Screening finds 5 undiagnosed heart conditions
Our third Free Heart Screening was held at Bakersfield Heart Hospital, Saturday, September 10, 2016. We screened 103 kids and found 5 who had undiagnosed heart conditions and 2 require follow up care. The following heart conditions were found:
- 2 Mild Right Ventricular Condition Delay
- 2 Right Atrial Hypertrophy
- 1 Atrial Ventricular Block
We would like to thank our community volunteers who volunteered to help with this screening! Again, everyone came together because our goal is to keep kids alive and not have parents go through the pain of losing a child.
A big thank you to the Cardiologists from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles who travelled to Bakersfield to screen our kids. Thank you Dr. Reddy, Children’s Hospital Bakersfield, and his staff. You have made a difference in the lives of 5 families.
We are grateful to have been able to offer this service to our community. Through heart screening and awareness, it is our hope that we can prevent SCA in our children giving them longer, healthier lives.
Our next Free Heart Screening will be in March 2017.