Noble Hospital Sponsors KEVS Foundation Free Cardiac Screenings for Kids Ages 13-19 on Saturday, October 5th
Noble Hospital and KEVS Foundation will host a free cardiac screening for school-age children on Saturday, October 5, 2013. The screenings will take place from 9:00am - 3:00pm in Noble Hospital’s Cardiac Center, 115 West Silver Street, Westfield, MA. KEVS Foundation provides free cardiac screenings for youth in our community. The Foundation’s goal is to educate and help prevent Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) in children and young adults, a heart condition that is undetected by most of the youth that suffer from it. During the screening, a thorough family history and physical examination will help detect if a child has one of the heart conditions that can lead to Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). Children may receive an electrocardiogram (EKG) and/or an echocardiogram to detect abnormalities in the heart’s rhythm and shape. Both procedures are non-invasive and will be performed by trained medical staff. A Pediatric Cardiologist will interpret the results. Each child’s screening will take approximately 30 minutes. A “hands-only CPR” and AED Awareness demonstration will be available to all family members during the event. Preregistration is required; to reserve an appointment or for more information, please visit www.kevsfoundation.com.