Federal Way Public Schools to host youth heart screenings

Nick of Time Foundation offers free screenings to find sudden cardiac arrest risk factors in youth.

Federal Way Public Schools is taking steps to find sudden cardiac arrest risk factors in the Nick of Time.

FWPS will host an electrocardiography (ECG) youth heart screenings Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Federal Way High School. Coordinated by the Nick of Time Foundation, a nonprofit organization, youth ages 14 to 24 in the FWPS district can be screened for risk factors associated with sudden cardiac arrest.

Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of sudden death in exercising with “at-play” young people and is typically the result of an undiagnosed structural or electrical problem, according to the foundation.

This free screening is funded by a grant provided by CHI Franciscan Health. Due to inclement weather, the Nick of Time Foundation screenings have been rescheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Federal Way High School (30611 16th Ave. S.) Pre-registration is required.

To register, visit the Federal Way High School website.

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