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Mobile Cardiac Overview and Risk Evaluation

posted May 4, 2017, 10:58 AM by Tim Pohlman   [ updated Aug 10, 2017, 8:58 PM ]


Dear Parents,

We wanted to make our community aware of an excellent opportunity that’s been made available to our students/athletes at Upper Sandusky High School. We are 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 Is The #1 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 several student-athletes each year that are lost to this devastating tragedy, many of which could have been prevented with a simple examination like this. For more information on mCORE and SCA please see video link - https://vimeo.com/53605191/

Please see the Details on the Screening Date and Time Below:

Date: Tuesday, September  19, 2017

Time: 8:00am - 4:00 pm

Location: Volleyball Team Room

Cost: $75

The time requirement is approximately 10-12 minutes per athlete. Each athlete will be given an EKG and Echo screening and these tests typically cost more than $2000 in a clinical setting. (The screening age range is 12-22 years old). You may use your Healthcare Spending Account or Flex Care Spending Account. All screenings are performed by a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer and results are read by the mCORE Medical Director Dr. Kenneth Berkovitz, MD. Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology, and Internal Medicine.                                                                                                         (Please contact mCORE should financial hardship preclude you from taking part)   



“In the United States, One Young Competitive Athlete Dies Every Three Days From Unrecognized   Cardiovascular Disorder.”                                                              The American Heart Association                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Tim Pohlman,
May 4, 2017, 10:58 AM