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Teen Health Expo

Teen Health Expo 

at North Eugene High 
February 14, 2020

Download teen heart screening packet

With adulthood just around the corner, when is the time for teens to take more responsibility for managing their own lives and their own healthcare?  The Teen Health Expo making its debut at North Eugene High aims to make accessable to teens resources and skills for a successful future.  

The Teen Health Expo will include partners from: 

  • PeaceHealth From Human Resources to our amazing Cardiology team 
  • Lane County Behavioral Health
  • Safe Kid's West Oregon
  • HIV alliance
  • Lane County Fire Authority
  • SELCO Community Credit Union
  • Sources of Strength
  • Ophelia's Place

Topics covering: 

  • Heart Health
  • Sleep 
  • Mental Health 
  • Suicide prevention 
  • Stress and anziety reduction
  • Addiction/Substance Abuse
  • CPR 
  • Impaired Driving
  • And more! 

Even teens who seem perfectly healthy may have hidden heart problems. Though the percentage is small, kids with undetected heart defects are at risk of sudden cardiac arrest.

A simple screening can detect heart conditions such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the most common cause of sudden death in athletes.

Led by experts on our pediatric cardiology team and supervised by cardiologists, our 15-minute screenings are designed for student athletes and otherwise active youth. It's painless, noninvasive and educational, and includes:

  • An electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • A heart health questionnaire
  • Blood pressure check
  • Diagnostic results report (including a recommendation for follow-up, if needed)
  • Information on nutrition and chest-compression-only CPR
  • Height, weight and body mass index measurements
  • Driving distracted simulator

A physician will go over the results at the screening, and you'll have time to ask questions. The screening does not take the place of the sports physical typically required for young athletes.

Questions? Call 541-222-6160

Interested in volunteering? Learn more.

More Information

Click these links to learn more about sudden cardiac death:

Please note:  Screening events are not intended for children under the care of, or who have previously seen a cardiologist, or for “second opinions” about other heart conditions. Heart screening events are specifically looking for the most common causes of sudden cardiac arrest in active teens.

Pediatric Cardiology
3377 RiverBend Dr
4th floor
Springfield, OR 97477
541-222-6160
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