National Youth Heart Screening Day.

FEB 1
2025

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Parent Heart Watch and 28 Member Organizations Across the Nation to Hold First-of-Its-Kind Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Event

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) strikes 23,000 youth each year affecting many with undiagnosed heart conditions that are found in 1 in 300 seemingly healthy children, teens and young adults. Typical well-child checkups and preparticipation physical evaluations miss up to 90% of youth at risk. Parent Heart Watch and its member organizations have advocated across two decades for better prevention standards through comprehensive heart screenings and cardiac emergency preparedness wherever youth congregate.

 

National Youth Heart Screening Day is a Call-to-Action: Every Kid. Every Heart.

Our goal is to amplify awareness about the reality of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in youth, the importance of heart screenings for early detection of risk factors that may lead to sudden cardiac arrest/death. Also, knowing how to recognize and respond to a cardiac emergency by performing hands-only CPR and using an automated external defibrillator (AED) to increase the chance of survival from sudden cardiac arrest.  National Youth Heart Screening Day will impact an estimated 10,000 youth across 17 states.

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Heart Screening Consists Of:

  • Online Registration
  • Personal & Family Health History
  • Height, Weight & Blood Pressure Measurements
  • 12-lead Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Auscultation (listening to heart)
  • Limited Echocardiogram for those with abnormal results or risk factors
  • Results Interpreted by Physician
  • Registrants will learn Hands-Only CPR & AED use
Screening protocol may vary per organization. Screening event does not establish a patient/doctor relationship.

Find more information on sudden cardiac arrest prevention in youth

Interested in sponsoring National Youth Heart Screening Day?

Thank You Sponsors

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How to Get Children, Teens & Young Adults Screened

Find a screening organization near you by clicking the hearts on the map below.
Registration will open in November.

 

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4Alec Foundation

Cleveland, OH

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Aidan’s Heart Foundation

Downingtown, PA

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Anthony Bates Foundation

Phoenix, AZ

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Championship Hearts Foundation

Austin, TX

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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Youth Heart Watch

Philadelphia, PA

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Cody Stephens Go Big or Go Home Memorial Foundation

Houston, TX

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Eric Paredes Save A Life Foundation

San Diego, CA

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Gray’s Army Foundation

Baton Rouge, LA

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Greg Holthaus Memorial Fund

St. Louis, MO

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Heart for Athletes

Mobile, AL

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Heart in the Game

Wilmington, DE

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Heart Screen New York

New York, NY

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In A Heartbeat

Wallingford, CT

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Justin Carr Wants World Peace

Los Angeles, CA

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Kyle J. Taylor Foundation

San Jose, CA

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Matthew Mangine Jr. “One Shot” Foundation

Union, KY

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MCORE Foundation

Powell, OH

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Nola Network

Seneca, SC

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Simon’s Heart

Conshohocken, PA

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The Peyton Walker Foundation

Mechanicsburg, PA

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Who We Play For

Cocoa Beach, FL

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Young Hearts for Life

Chicago, IL

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Zac Mago Foundation

South Bend, IN

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Saving Hearts

Los Angeles, CA

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AugustHeart

San Antonio, TX

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Corewell Health Children’s Student Heart Check

Detroit, MI

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Play for Patrick

Saint Paul, MN

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Living for Zachary

Farmers Branch, TX

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Sudden Cardiac Arrest?

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is a life-threatening emergency that occurs when the heart suddenly stops beating. It strikes people of all ages who may seem to be healthy, even children and teens.

When SCA happens, the person collapses and doesn’t respond or breathe normally. They may gasp or shake as if having a seizure.

SCA leads to death in minutes if the person does not get help right away. Survival depends on people nearby calling 911, starting CPR, and using an AED, if available, as soon as possible.

Participating Organizations

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