Free Heart Screenings for Students age 14+

Free Heart Screenings for Students age 14+

On May 6, 2020, Monroe High School (MHS) and the Nick of Time Foundation (NoTF) will conduct free on-site heart screenings at Monroe High School for adolescents and young adults ages 14-24.

The Nick of Time Foundation was created in memory of Nick Varrenti, a multi-sport athlete who suffered a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) and died at the age of 16. The Nick of Time program works to help protect young people by providing these screenings free of charge. More than 100 doctors, nurses, cardiologists and other professionals volunteer their time to complete these screenings.

Screenings consist of a Heart Health Survey asking about possible signs & symptoms or family history of a heart condition. An EKG is performed that analyzes the electrical signals of the heart and in some cases, a limited physical exam or Echocardiogram of the heart is conducted. The results are reviewed on-site by cardiologists and sports physicians experienced in EKG youth heart screens.

We are strongly encouraging all district high school and middle school athletes (age 14+) and any interested students who are 14- to 18-years-old, to participate to identify symptoms or signs of heart health risks at the free screening.

To book a screening appointment, please visit the Nick of Time website and click on "Request Screening Appointment." Be sure to select "May 6, 2020 - Monroe HS - Monroe." All students who choose to participate must bring a completed permission form and health history form.

Please contact MHS Assistant Principal/Athletic Director Jeannette Siemers with questions: siemersj@monroe.wednet.edu