News tlong05 | 3 years ago

Heart of a Champion Day Draws Record Number of Student Athletes

On Saturday, May 31, a record 1,624 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools students were given free athletic screenings at Carolinas HealthCare System’s seventh annual Heart of a Champion Day.  The screenings included heart checks to spot possible hereditary conditions that could lead to sudden cardiac death.   More than 100 student-athletes had medical issues that needed further investigation, including 10 possible cardiac issues.  In addition to heart checks, orthopedic and general medical screenings were provided.