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An electrocardiogram (also known as EKG or ECG) is a non-invasive test that measures the electrical activity of the heart and can detect some, but not all, heart abnormalities leading to sudden cardiac death. An EKG can sometimes indicate the presence of abnormalities which later testing determines are within normal limits. An echocardiogram is a non-invasive test that uses sound waves to produce images of the heart.
There is no known risk associated with receiving an EKG. There is a possibility of minor skin irritation and redness where the electrodes were placed. There is no known risk associated with receiving an echocardiogram.
For asymptomatic young adults, we recommend repeating the EKG test every two years. The heart changes over time, and some conditions are progressive and may not show on an earlier EKG, and there are conditions which do not manifest on every EKG, so a repeated test better allows capturing these changes and conditions.
This program is normally offered at $15 per student,
but in gratitude for the extensive support received from the parents, faculty and staff,
the Foundation provides screening FREE for LFHS students.
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Register early: Students registered by August 19, 2016 will automatically receive a FREE copy of their EKG by email from the Max Schewitz Foundation. If you would like a copy after the early registration, there will be a $10 service fee per copy.