Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) occurs in approximately 1 in 500 people, but often goes undiagnosed in the community. Unfortunately, HCM can present tragically on the playing filed.
Pediatric Cardiology of San Diego provides cardiac screenings for students (ages 13 to 23) including middle school, high school, and college athletes participating in recreational sports. Pre-participation sports physicals for athletes would enable them to participate in strenuous sporting activities with peace of mind, ensuring a healthy heart.
At Pediatric Cardiology of San Diego, we are committed to providing a comprehensive athletic screening program which includes:
Why is it best to have my child screened during his or her teen years?
The risk of developing HCM peaks in the teen years. The risks of having a cardiac event increase with physical activity, such as those associated with competitive sports and exertional activities.
Who should get tested?
Any child involved in a high exertion activity such as sports, running, swimming, cheerleading or marching band between the ages of 13-23.
The following factors increase risk of SCA: