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Heart Screenings Information
Mercy Health High School Student Heart Screenings are free and open to
any high school student from ninth to twelfth grade or entering ninth
grade in the fall. Each student must have a parent or guardian's
consent to undergo the screening. The screenings take place at our
Hackley Campus in Muskegon.
Heart screenings are a simple, quick method to identifying
pre-existing heart conditions that could increase a student's risk of
complications during physical activity and/or athletic competition.
Since 2012, Mercy Health has screened a total of 4,327 high school
students and diagnosed four at-risk students with a serious heart
condition, while also identifying over 50% of students with borderline
or high blood pressure.
Heart screenings are completed in approximately 15 minutes and consist
of a heart history questionnaire, blood pressure check, 12-Lead EKG,
physician exam and, if necessary, an echocardiogram.
Questions? Call 231-672-3047.
Sign Up for a Free Screening!