SISD, Wimbledon Athletics partner to provide cardiac health tests

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Mike Carroll/Stephenville ISD

STEPHENVILLE (March 11, 2016) — Stephenville ISD is partnering with Wimbledon Athletics, the athletic testing division of Wimbledon Health Partners (WHP), to provide professionally administered EKG, echocardiography and vascular ultrasound testing on-site at Stephenville HS to reduce your risk of sudden cardiac death. WHP is the industry leader in on-site diagnostic testing and has tested thousands of students and athletes across the country. 

Testing dates are April 4 – April 7 at Stephenville HS

Registering and scheduling is a two part process can be accessed on the following webpage: http://www.dxtesting.com/stephenville-high-school/

For a list of Frequently Asked Questions please go to http://www.dxtesting.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/FAQs_WimbledonAthletics.pdf

 Important points to consider:

    • The targeted age group is 13-25. Must be 13 at the time of testing.
    • The tests are non-invasive. Your privacy will be protected, and leads are placed on your upper body only for the EKG.
    • These tests are not traditionally done by your physician during a routine examination—yet, they are important in detecting not only abnormalities that can result in sudden cardiac arrest but can also alert you to conditions that may affect you later in life.
    • Testing conducted by Wimbledon Athletics over the last few months have identified the following abnormalities in many of the athletes:
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy – the #1 cause of sudden cardiac death in young athletes

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  • Congenital Coronary Artery Anomalies – the #2 cause of sudden cardiac death in young athletes
    • Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome – can be cured by a simple ablation!
    • Aortic root enlargement and aneurysm formation, associated with Marfan syndrome
    • Significant heart valve problems
    • Large Atrial and Ventricular Septal Defects
  • Wimbledon Athletics will bill your insurance directly for this service. As required by law, you will be billed for any deductible and co-insurance owed, according to your insurance policy. If you have not met your deductible, you may contact Wimbledon Athletics to request a payment plan, a reduced one-time settlement, or to have your balance eliminated entirely through a hardship waiver. You may receive an Explanation of Benefits (EOB) from the insurance company, but please be aware that it is not a bill.
  • Testing will take approximately 75 minutes

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