Navigation Links
eCardio Supports the Carolinas HealthCare Foundation Through Grant for Heart Of A Champion Day
Date:7/20/2012

HOUSTON, July 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- eCardio Diagnostics (www.ecardio.com) recently awarded a grant to the Carolinas HealthCare Foundation in support of the 2012 Heart Of A Champion Day in Charlotte, N.C.

The program, pioneered by Carolinas HealthCare System, is in its fifth year and is one of the largest and most comprehensive high school athlete screening programs in the United States. It provides cardiac and general athletic physical screenings to thousands of student athletes from throughout the Charlotte-Mecklenburg public school system. The value of the screenings is estimated at $1,500 per student, but provided through the program at no charge.

"We're proud to have supported Heart Of A Champion Day for the past two years and honored to be invited to participate again," said Larry Lawson, eCardio's President and Chief Executive Officer. "The work of Carolinas HealthCare System reflects our shared desire to assist physicians in the diagnoses of cardiac issues as early and as thoroughly as possible."

The screenings check for heart abnormalities that could lead to sudden death and may include an electrocardiogram and echocardiogram. Neither heart test is offered during a routine athletic screening. The three main genetic defects that doctors look for during the cardiac screening are Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome and Long Q-T Interval Syndrome.

Of the 1,300 screenings completed at the Carolinas Medical Center campus on June 2, 100 students were required to have follow-up care prior to clearance for participation in athletics. Seventy-eight follow-ups were for general medical or orthopedic red flags and 22 were directly related to cardiac concerns.

"We are honored by eCardio's continued generous support and participation in this event. This invaluable free screening program for our area high school athletes could not be provided without the tremendous help from our sponsors and volunteers," said Scott Kerr, Vice President for Carolinas HealthCare Foundation.

One of the day's highlights included a visit from the Carolina Panthers' quarterback, Cam Newton, which can be seen in a video summary of the event: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBTxzoXAZGo&feature=youtu.be

About eCardio

eCardio Diagnostics, LLC (www.ecardio.com), is one of the nation's leading providers of comprehensive and advanced technologies, devices, services and solutions for the diagnosis, monitoring and subsequent clinical management of cardiac arrhythmias, predominantly in an ambulatory setting.  eCardio provides leading-edge diagnostic innovations and solutions that optimize the flexibility, speed and accuracy of cardiac arrhythmia diagnoses.

About The Heart Of A Champion Day

The Heart Of A Champion Day (www.heartofachampionday.org) program began as a pilot in 2006, offering 80 screenings to area student-athletes. The program, pioneered by Carolinas HealthCare System, now partners with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to screen more than 1,300 student athletes in a single day, and has grown to include four Saturdays in 2012. The program is directed by Dr. Nicholas Sliz, FACC, Pediatric Cardiologist at Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute, and Dr. David Price, Associate Director of Primary Care Sports Medicine at Carolinas Medical Center.



Media Contact: Kristeen Jones eCardio Diagnostics, 2817600767, kjones@ecardio.com

News distributed by PR Newswire iReach: https://ireach.prnewswire.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE eCardio Diagnostics
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. eCardio Teams Up with Heart Rhythm Society for Month-Long Campaign to Raise Awareness of Cardiac Arrhythmias
2. eCardios CEO to Speak During "Act at the Speed of Opportunity" Event Presented by Comcast Business Class and Inc.
3. Ventana Supports World Patient Safety Day, July 25
4. New Legislation To Make USPSTF More Transparent: Prostate Cancer Roundtable Supports Reform
5. Frost & Sullivan: Expanding Sample Prep Market Supports Growth Trends in Molecular Diagnostics Markets
6. U.S. Government Supports Phase 3 Study of Bavarian Nordics Smallpox Vaccine
7. Data Presented at the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting Supports Gender-Specific Dosing of Intermezzo® (zolpidem tartrate) Sublingual Tablets CIV
8. Pharmaceutics International, Inc. (Pii) Supports University Pharmaceutical Technology Education and Research
9. Carolinas HealthCare System and Edison Nation Collaborate to Drive Medical Innovation and Technology
10. TSI Healthcare adds Arthritis and Rheumatology Associates of Palm Beach to growing list of Rheumatology Clients
11. ViiV Healthcare Expands Commitment to Addressing Gaps in Paediatric HIV Research, Care and Treatment
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/22/2017)... 2017  As the latest Obamacare repeal effort moves ... (R-LA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) medical ... device industry is in an odd place.  The industry ... excise tax on medical device sales passed along with ... patients, increased visits and hospital customers with the funding ...
(Date:9/18/2017)... , Pa. and KALAMAZOO, Mich. , Sept. ... Penn. , and OptiMed Specialty Pharmacy of ... partnership to offer a strategic hub service that expedites ... highly sought-after personal spirometer, Spiro PD 2.0, and wellness ... A spirometer is a medical device used to measure ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... -- Consumer reviews on the independent review site Consumer Affairs ... for hearing aids, ranking it higher than Miracle Ear ™, ... ... Hearing Aids ... store that provides high performance, state-of-the-art, German-engineered hearing aids directly to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... The company ... of today’s consumer and regulatory authorities worldwide. From Children’s to Adults 50+, every ... meet the highest standard. , These products are also: Gluten Free, Non-GMO, ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... The American College of ... Carol Friedman, PhD, FACMI, during the Opening Session of AMIA’s Annual Symposium in Washington, ... In honor of Morris F. Collen, a pioneer in the field of medical informatics, ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... drug delivery system that we intend to develop to enable prevention of a ... lead to severe hearing loss, especially in pediatric patients. For cisplatin, hearing loss ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... HMP , a ... of a 2017 Folio Magazine Eddie Digital Award for ‘Best B-to-B Healthcare Website.’ Winners ... October 11, 2017. , The annual award competition recognizes editorial and design excellence across ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... On Saturday, October 21, the Health & Wellness ... Moonlight to raise money for the American Heart Association Heart Walk. Teams of up ... work together to keep their treadmills moving for 5 hours. Treadmills will start at ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):