EKG Screening

Athletes to get free EKG screening

 

McAllen ISD is pleased to announce that athletes in all the high schools and middle schools will have the opportunity to participate in the Who We Play For Program. 

 

This program will provide an electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) screen which can help identify young athletes who are at risk for Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), a serious condition which can result from an abrupt loss of heart function. Parental consent is required.  Consent and information forms were distributed at the participating schools.

 

This heart screening is free to athletes this school year due to a generous donation from the “Cody Stephens Go Big or Go Home Foundation.”  These are the only dates and times that the test will be provided free of charge for all McAllen ISD student athletes.  The testing schedule is as follows:

 

DATE                                     MORNING                          AFTERNOON                     

May 21                                 Brown                                    Lincoln

May 22                                 Travis                                    McAllen High

May  23                                Memorial                               Rowe

May 24                                 De Leon                                Morris

May 25                                 Fossum                                Cathey

 

Please call Paula Gonzalez, McAllen ISD Athletic Director, for any further questions at 956-618-6089.