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Student-athletes from Nation Ford and Fort Mill high schools in York County, SC, participated Saturday in Carolinas HealthCare System’s Heart of a Champion Day medical screenings. The free screenings included an electrocardiogram to check for heart conditions that could lead to sudden cardiac death.
High school athletes in Mecklenburg and Union counties: Register for Heart of a Champion Day.
The heart checks were conducted inside Carolinas MED-1, Carolinas HealthCare System’s mobile hospital. Orthopedic and general medical screenings were also provided. This year, 456 students were screened—a big jump from last year’s 277. Fourteen students were found to have medical conditions that will require follow-up before they are cleared to participate in athletics. Three other Heart of a Champion Day screenings are scheduled in coming weeks: