Heart Screenings

Currently there is no mandatory screening protocol for high school student-athletes prior to participating in sports. The John Lee Foundation plans to commit to providing screenings to student-athletes, so they will know their status of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), decreasing the risk of sudden cardiac arrest.

Although providing athletes with the opportunity to receive screenings is the first step, unfortunately the screenings aren’t 100% accurate and more research is needed for better detection of HCM.  This actually rang true for John as he received an Electrocardiogram (EKG) screening through a program in his school district in 2013 and the results came back normal.  We want to prevent these inaccurate results from happening again. With the proper research and accurate screening techniques we hope to save other student-athletes from receiving the same fate as John.

Join us by supporting our efforts to make sure no more families lose a child to HCM.

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