Press Release

St. Francis Hospital’s Student Athlete Cardiac Screening Program Hits the Road to Provide Mobile Exams

January 4th, 2016

ROSLYN, NY – St. Francis Hospital is going mobile to provide free cardiac screenings at St. Anthony’s High School in South Huntington on Wednesday, February 3. This is the first time the popular program, which recently celebrated its sixth anniversary, will be providing lifesaving screenings off site to high school student athletes, grades 9 through12. The goal is to detect and assess potential cardiac abnormalities that may put a strain on an athlete’s heart, particularly when he or she is engaged in strenuous physical activity.

“Over the last six years, we have screened nearly 1,400 students in our local community, and over 100 abnormalities have been identified, some of which have had lifesaving consequences,” said Sean Levchuck, MD, chairman of pediatric cardiology at St. Francis and director of the program. “We look forward to further expanding our efforts to this new venue.”

The screening includes an exam, EKG and echocardiogram. Levchuck will evaluate the results at the time of each student’s screening.

Student athletes are required to pre-register in advance of the screening. For more information about the program, please call (516) 629-2013 and visit our website to download a health history form.

Cardiac Screening for Student Athletes