Free Electrocardiogram (EKG) Test for Young Athletes

Protect young athletes with a Pediatric EKG screening!

Every three days a student athlete dies of SCD. Usually there are no advance signs or symptoms. We offer free pediatric electrocardiograms testing to middle and high school sports participants.

group of middle schooled boys on a soccer field
group of middle schooled boys on a soccer field

The leading cause of sudden death among young athletes is sudden cardiac death (SCD). Every three days in the U.S., a student athlete dies of SCD. Usually there are no advance signs or symptoms.

Nicklaus Children's Hospital, is reaching out to the region’s young athletes by offering free pediatric electrocardiograms (ECG or EKG) testing to middle and high school sports participants.

Truly a gift to your family, a patient’s ability to receive a free EKG test is not conditioned on his or her ordering any other item or service from Nicklaus Children's Hospital, or its Medical Staff.

40,350

screenings performed since 2011

34

interventions perfomed due to abnormal readings

15

locations offering FREE EKG screenings
featured patient photo.
featured patient photo.

Stories to Inspire

Andrew Lorenzen had always been a healthy, happy child, who enjoyed playing all types of sports. So, when his mom brought him to Nicklaus Children's to get a free EKG screening, neither of them believed the results would actually come back showing something was wrong with Andrew. Imagine their shock when after the screening, Andrew's mom received a call from the hospital telling her to take Andrew in immediately because they found he had a rare condition called Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome.
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