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ALBANY, Ore -- More athletes die from sudden cardiac arrest than any other cause and most show no symptoms, but a simple heart screening may save your child's life.
Research shows physicals are only 1 percent effective, but adding an electrocardiogram or EKG, can catch up to 94 percent of heart issues.
PeaceHealth is offering heart screenings for teens in Springfield. Teens need to sign up online in advance.
A separate event is happening in Albany. Heart screenings for youth 11 to 25-years-old are being offered Saturday, Feb. 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m at South Albany High School Commons.
Heart screening costs $20, but financial assistance is available with the help of the Albany Firefighters Community Assistance Fund.
For additional information on Willamette Valley Youth Heart Screening and for a consent form, click here.
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