Low cost early heart screenings

February 7, 2008 12:20:51 PM PST
Low cost early heart screeningsThe screening is for:

Children and adolescents ages 8 and up

The Roger Clemens Institute at Memorial Hermann and the Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-Texas Medical Center are offering low cost early heart screenings for children and adolescents ages 8 and up. Heart screening includes an electrocardiogram (EKG) and echocardiogram. An EKG tests the electrical activity of the heartbeat and echocardiogram is an ultrasound test that shows the structure and function of various parts of the heart.

Test results will be reviewed and discussed with you on-site by a board certified adult, adolescent, or pediatric cardiologist with advanced training in echocardiography. No physician referral is required to schedule this screening.

Price: $150. An approximate saving of $700

The service is bieng offered the following dates and times:

    Saturday: February 9, March 1 and March 22
    Time: 8 a.m. -- 12 p.m.

    Wednesday: February 20, 27 and March 20
    6 p.m. -- 8 p.m.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 713-222-CARE

Screenings will be held at the following location:

    Roger Clemens Institute
    Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza
    6400 Fannin, Suite 1620
    Houston, Texas 77030

In Houston, nearly 60 young athletes have died of undetected heart conditions in the past few years. Info from Memorial Hermann