I wanted to make you aware of an excellent opportunity that’s been made available to our athletes at St. Thomas Aquinas High School. We are again 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). mCORE partners with high schools and athletic organizations to give convenient and dependable heart screenings to students. SCA is the #1 killer of Student Athletes each year, many of which could have been prevented with a simple examination like this. Space is limited, so sign up today at www.mcoreathletes.com. For more information on mCORE and SCA please watch this 4-minute video
- Date: Thursday, March 30
- Time: 8:00am – 4:00 pm
- Location: STA High School – 2nd Floor, Special Education Office
The screening age range is 14-22. The time requirement is 12 minutes per athlete. Each athlete will be given an EKG and Echo screening. These tests typically cost more than $2000 in a clinical setting. The cost to you is ONLY $75. You may use your Healthcare or Flex Care Spending Account. Please contact mCORE should financial hardship preclude you from taking part. All screenings are performed by a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer. The results are read by the mCORE Medical Director, Dr. Kenneth Berkovitz. He is Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology and Internal Medicine.
PARENTS MUST PRE-REGISTER ONLINE BY VISITING:
For questions call Bart Letcavits at 330-418-8199
We strongly encourage all of our athletes to take part in this screening opportunity. If you have further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us directly.
Matt Bing, STA Athletic Director
“In the United States, One Young Competitive Athlete Dies Every Three Days From Unrecognized Cardiovascular Disorder.” — The American Heart Association