The Heart Hype Screening event is a completely volunteer offering at the 2012 USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships. It is open to all individuals, athletes and non-athletes, between the ages of 14 and 18 years old.
Participants will be screened for a condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Often, when a young athlete suddenly dies in the sports arena, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the cause of death. This condition occurs when the heart muscle thickens, restricting blood flow to the rest of the body. In young people, it is often undetected until it is too late to provide proper care.
Tests performed at the screening are non-invasive. Blood samples are NOT taken. After the testing, participants and their parents will meet with a Johns Hopkins physician to discuss any findings or concerns.
As part of the screening, participants will experience the following tests:
Please print, complete as much information as possible, and bring the following forms with you to the event.
Participating physicians include:
- Dr. Ted Abraham, Director of the Johns Hopkins Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic