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  • Headline: Low-cost Heart Screenings

    Copyright 2005 The State (Columbia, SC)
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    The State (Columbia, SC)

    January 29, 2005 Saturday

    SECTION: C; Pg. 0

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    Two organizations provide low-cost heart screenings in South Carolina:

    * A Heart For Sports foundation: The California-based organization has
    performed screenings across the nation, including five in South Carolina since
    Oct. 2003. The student-athlete's cost for the screening procedure ranges from
    free of charge to $50, depending on the situation. Patricia Sims is the
    organization's contact in South Carolina.

    To contact A Heart For Sports, call Sims, (803) 479-0639 or (803) 781-1448 or
    visit www.aheartforsports.com

    * Athletes For Life: Operated locally by Columbia's Don Bundrick, this
    organization offers heart screenings, including electrocardiograms and
    echocardiograms, for $50 per child. Payment plans are available for anyone
    unable to pay at the time of the screening. The organization has performed
    screenings at Brookland-Cayce, Airport and Gilbert high schools.

    To contact Athletes For Life, call (803) 736-1219 or e-mail
    [email protected]

    For other organizations:

    * Holly Morrell, Heart For Sports: (888) 509-4278 or e-mail:
    [email protected]

    * Heart Screens for Teens: (800) 472-4220

    * Championship Hearts hot line: (512) 206-3669

    * American Heart Association: (800) AHA-USA-1

    * Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association (e-mail): [email protected]

    Web sites:






    LOAD-DATE: January 29, 2005
    Thanks, Tim
    Forum Administrator

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    I think that is great, i think the word may be finally getting out about the sudden death risk in our young people

    Diagnosed 2003
    Myectomy 2-23-2004
    Husband: Ken
    Son: John diagnosed 2004
    Daughter: Janet (free of HCM)

    Grandchildren: Drew 15,Aaron 13,Karen 9,Connor 9


    • #3
      Great info Tim, Thanks.

      Dx @ 47 with HOCM & HF:11/00
      Guidant ICD:Mar.01, Recalled/replaced:6/05 w/ Medtronic device
      Lead failure,replaced 12/06.
      SF lead recall:07,extracted leads and new device 2012
      [email protected] Tufts, Boston:10/5/03; age 50. ( [email protected] 240 mmHg ++)
      Paroxysmal A-Fib: 06-07,2010 controlled w/sotalol dosing
      Genetic mutation 4/09, mother(d), brother, son, gene+
      Mother of 3, grandma of 3:Tim,27,Sarah,33w/6 y/o old Sophia, 5 y/o Jack, Laura 34, w/ 5 y/o old Benjamin


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