Teens get free heart screening

How much do you know about your teenage child’s heart health? Are you sure your kids are healthy because they are involved in sports? Learn more about the importance of frequent heart screening here.

Chula Vista — There’s a misconception among parents that if something is important enough, it will get taken care of during a child’s annual doctor visit. h34rT-5cr33n1n6

But unfortunately, that’s not the case, said John Rogers, Scripps cardiologist and president of the San Diego Chapter of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association.

Sunday, he and other doctors were scanning teens at Bonita Vista High School for abnormalities that can lead to sudden cardiac arrest.

“Some of these kids are walking time bombs,” Rogers said.

 

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