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A Game Changing Announcement by The American Academy of Pediatrics:  All children should be screened for risk for Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Sudden Death. 

My HeartCheck has screened the hearts of more than 12,000 kids, providing the experience and knowledge to understand the importance of preventative heart screenings.  “It’s unusual for us to have a day of testing that we don’t find at least one kid with a heart abnormality,” says Eric Schroeder, co-owner of My HeartCheck.  “Some don’t pose any threat to a child’s health but many of the conditions we find are very dangerous! 

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AAP: Screen All Children for Risk for Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Death

MONDAY, June 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) — All children should be screened for the risk for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) or sudden cardiac death (SCD), according to a policy statement published online June 21 in Pediatrics.

Christopher C. Erickson, M.D., from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, and colleagues updated a previous policy statement relating to evaluation of children for SCA/SCD risk.

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