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Saint Francis Hospital offers free cardiac screenings for student-athletes

Doctors say the checks have uncovered abnormalities that required lifesaving surgery.

News 12 Staff

Jul 7, 2023, 2:27 AM

Updated 350 days ago

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Doctors want everyone to know there is a free lifeline to protect the hearts of student-athletes.
Saint Francis Hospital in Roslyn offers cardiac screenings for student athletes from ninth through senior year.
The program has been running for over a decade.
Doctors say the checks have uncovered abnormalities that required life-saving surgery.
"You invest a lot of time and energy in your child - their whole life to a point where they are in competitive sports," says Dr. Richard Shlofmitz, a Catholic Health cardiologist. "Now they're in that competitive sport. It's like a helmet and pads. Why wouldn't you get something that can potentially save their life with no risk?"
To make an appointment for your child, click here.


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