Since our inception back in 2009, over 750 participants have been screened.
As a result, 34 individuals have required follow-up visits to a pediatric cardiologist.
2014 Screening Summary:
- 13 students were immediately recommended to follow up with a cardiologist.
- 42 students had non-emergent follow up visits recommended with their family physician.
- All remaining screened students were cleared.
- 2 participants were found to have a family history of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and sudden death. Other family members required follow up due to potential risk of HCM. One participant must now be monitored annually.
- 1 participant was found to have family history of premature death, and had an athletic heart. They must be monitored annually.
- 1 participant was found to have Turner Syndrome, a chromosomal condition that alters development in females.
- 3 participants were found to have bicuspid aortic valves. Normally, the aortic valve has three leaflets, but a bicuspid valve only has two leaflets. Annual monitoring will be essential to manage their risk.
- 4 participants had aortic valve insufficiency (leakage). They will all require annual and biannual follow up visits to monitor risk.
- 1 participant had mitral valve insufficiency (leakage). They will require annual follow up visits to monitor risk.
- 1 participant found to have mild pulmonic valve stenosis (narrowing of valve opening). They will require annual follow up visits to monitor risk.
- 1 participant was found to have atrial septal defect (ASD), which is a congential heart defect present at birth. While a baby is in the womb, there is normally an opening between the upper chambers of the heart (atria) to allow blood flow around the lungs. This opening usually closes around the time the baby is born. If this opening does not close, the hole is referred to as an atrial septal defect. They will require biannual follow up visits.
- 1 participant was found to have an abnormal mitral valve and a family history of cardiac arrest. The father was recommended for follow up visit with a cardiologist.