Each year student athletes receive their routine physical, and now with the Quality Mobile Ultrasound Screens for Teens program, your athletes can participate in heart screenings to rule out Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy or HCM. Although deaths from HCM are rare, 1 in 500 individuals test positive for HCM and a simple heart screening can detect this potentially life-threatening disease.
About Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
HCM is the second most common type of heart muscle disease, and it is the leading cause of sudden death in student athletes. Many individuals have no symptoms at all, which is why testing is so important.
Low Cost Screening Exams by Quality Mobile Ultrasound
Because this testing is not covered by insurance, and routine heart ultrasounds (echocardiograms) can cost upwards of $800-$2000 at the hospital, the cost-prohibitive nature of this exam makes it difficult for most parents to afford. But – with Quality Mobile Ultrasound Screens for Teens program, your student athletes can now receive a screening echocardiogram for only $75.
How Does Our School Schedule a Screening?
There are many convenient ways that your students and student athletes can take advantage of this program. Contact Us today – simply follow this link or call our Office Administrator via phone, or send us an email for more information.
Heart disease, cardiac death, and heart related conditions seem like issues faced only by the elderly, but sadly and although rare, young people are falling victim to sudden cardiac deaths – many with no warning signs. The most common cause for sudden cardiac death among youth is HCM (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy). HCM can be detected and prevented through a simple screening called an echocardiogram (ultrasound images of the heart). Echos often run $800 – $2000 and unfortunately, insurance does not cover the cost as a preventive measure. This amount is prohibitive for a majority of families, and the real tragedy is that many of these deaths could have been prevented with this simple screening.
Quality Mobile Ultrasound is dedicated to saving lives through increased public awareness and early detection. We provide cost-effective, needs-based cardiac screenings across the state in an effort to prevent sudden cardiac death in young athletes.
Quality Mobile Ultrasound provides all of the management, staff members, equipment and supplies that it takes to provide a screening to your students. Our team will work with your school to schedule the day(s) that we will provide the program. We are proud to have been able to work with our cardiologists to provide a huge discount to a normal echocardiogram, and at a mere $75. This service includes the echocardiogram, the interpretation, and the report (by one of our Accredited Cardiologists) this service is over 90% less than a regular exam. It is our goal to provide not only excellent care, but care at a price that makes this screening a viable option for most families.
Our screening program is convenient, cost-effective, and provides a simple screening to assist in the prevention of sudden cardiac deaths due to HCM. As an adjunct to the usual pre-participation physical, this screening provides both parents and school staff with additional reassurance regarding the health of their student athletes.
CONTACT US TODAY AND JOIN US IN THE PREVENTION OF SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATHS IN YOUNG ATHLETES.