School Board Approves Policy Changes to Mandate Heart Screenings for All Student Athletes

Brevard Public Schools signed a Memorandum of Understanding last spring with local nonprofit Who We Play For (WWPF), to facilitate student heart screenings. The organization has since screened some 4,000 students and confirmed six with potentially life-threatening conditions.

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Mandated Electrocardiogram for Student Athletes is Saving Lives in Brevard

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Mandatory Heart Screenings Making a Measurable Difference

Brevard students are now required to get heart screenings for winter sports, but nearly 3,000 have already begun getting them, at the district’s urging, in time for fall sports such as football and swimming.

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Brevard County schools make ECGs mandatory for student athletes 7th grade and up

The Brevard School District hopes a new requirement for student athletes will prevent deaths.

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ECG Screening: The Health Practice Every Athlete Needs

Why are so many athletes falling victim to sudden cardiac arrest, and what can be done to keep them from dying?

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Student-athletes required to take electrocardiogram test

In an effort to keep student-athletes heart health in check, Brevard Public Schools recently announced a new policy in the making that would require electrocardiogram testing prior to winter sports.

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Heart screenings to become mandatory for Brevard student-athletes

Etta Gibson is certain. If her son James had not been screened for potential heart problems before his ninth-grade year began, she might have faced a “senseless” tragedy.

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BPS to require heart tests for all athletes

Brevard Public Schools is creating a policy mandating electrocardiogram (ECG) testing for all our student athletes. Electrocardiograms help identify athletes who may be at risk for sudden death from loss of heart function.

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Parrish Healthcare Announces Sponsorship of ‘Who We Play For’ Which Provides Affordable Physicals

Parrish Healthcare is a proud sponsor of Who We Play For and believes in eliminating preventable sudden cardiac death in youth through affordable heart screenings.

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Brevard Public Schools to Provide Low-Cost ECG screenings for Student Athletes

Starting this weekend, Brevard Public Schools has partnered up with Who We Play For to provide low-cost ECG screenings for student athletes in a push for safety.

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