Northwell Health Free Cardiac Screening for PSAL Students - Mon 3/6
IF INTERESTED REGISTER HERE:
REQUIRED FORMS (Must Bring the Day of Event):
We will communicate the students scheduled time by Friday, 3/3/23.
SITHS: 9 AM - 10:30 AM
McKee: 10:30 AM - 12 PM
Dear Students, Parents & Guardians:
In collaboration with Staten Island Technical High School and Ralph R. McKee High School, the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at Staten Island University Hospital has initiated a program to offer complimentary screening for students participating in organized sports.
This targeted screening will involve performing an electrocardiogram (EKG) and limited echocardiogram (heart ultrasound). These studies help detect rhythm disturbances of the heart and evaluate for specific heart problems associated with sudden cardiac arrest in young athletes. These tests are safe and do not involve the use of ionizing radiation. While they are effective in identifying the most dangerous heart problems in young athletes, it is important to understand some of their limitations, including the possibility of not detecting a cardiac abnormality. This screening may also detect a minor abnormality that warrants further testing.
The screening will take place at Staten Island Technical High School on Monday, March 6th from 9 am - 12 pm. A pediatric cardiologist will review all studies (Dr. Shahed Quraishi or Dr. Robert Spencer). If an abnormality is detected, you will be notified as soon as possible with findings and recommendations.
Participation in this program is optional and free of charge. To participate, please complete all the information on the enclosed screening form, including your signature granting consent, and have your child bring it to their school before the screening.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call (718) 226-5613.
Philip Roth, M.D., PhD.
Chairman, Department of Pediatrics