EKG News

Could Your Teen Athlete Have a Deadly Heart Condition?

February 07, 2019 – Every three days, sudden cardiac death (SCD) takes the life of a young U.S. athlete, such as a girl playing soccer, a boy at basketball practice or a high school football player. An EKG screening is a simple heart test that takes only a few minutes, and can mean the difference between life and death.

445 students receive free EKG screenings

October 31, 2018 – The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children’s, in conjunction with the Breanna Vergara Foundation, hosted an EKG screening at St. Brendan Catholic Elementary School as part of the ongoing effort to detect congenital conditions that can lead to sudden cardiac death in children.

New Pediatric Sports Health Center Focuses on Injury Prevention

March 13, 2018 – The Nicklaus Children's Hospital Sports Health Center opened in December 2017 and the team is working to help athletes not only make a comeback but also stop injuries before they happen. 

Nicklaus Children’s Opens Subspecialty Care Center in Boynton Beach

November 07, 2017 – The Boynton Beach Care Center is the newest Nicklaus Children’s care location and offers a range of services for children from birth through 21 years of age.

Teenager urges parents to get EKG testing for children who play sports

July 21, 2017 – A South Florida teenager went for a simple EKG test at Nicklaus Children's Hospital when he was diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, also known as WPW.

EKG Screening Event at Mary Collins Community Center

February 16, 2017 – Congratulations to the Nicklaus Children's Hospital Cardiac Team for providing free EKG screenings.

Free Heart Screening Event

November 23, 2016 – The Jessica Clinton MVP Foundation hosted a free heart screening event on Saturday at the Florida Department of Health in Port St. Lucie. The Heart Program's own Dr. David Drossner supported this event as a pediatric heart expert.

EKG Screening at St. Brendan Elementary School

November 21, 2016 – This week the Nicklaus Children's Hospital Cardiac Team in conjunction with The Breanna Vergara Foundation held a free EKG screening event at St Brendan Elementary School. Over 200 students from grades 4-8 were screened.

EKG Screening Event at Miami Dancity School

June 20, 2016 – Nicklaus Children’s Heart Program, in conjunction with @theBreannaVergaraFoundation, recently hosted an EKG4Bre free screening event at Miami Dancity School to help identify dancers at risk for heart anomalies that can lead to sudden cardiac death (SCD).

Athletes from Belen Jesuit Preparatory School Receive Free EKG Screenings at Miami Children's Hospital

October 14, 2014 – Athletes from Belen Jesuit Preparatory School Receive Free EKG Screenings at Miami Children's Hospital.

Most Recent Press Release

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and Miami-Dade County Public Schools Team Up to Help in the Event of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

February 07, 2023 – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) are collaborating to prepare school employees to respond quickly and efficiently should students, family members of school staff experience sudden cardiac arrest.

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Heart Program Hosts National Conference on 'Sudden Death in the Young'

February 22, 2016 – Pediatric cardiologists from throughout North America will focus on identification and treatment of Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome and medical conditions that can lead to sudden cardiac death in children and teens.