August 24

Posted by: DERII Foundation

Join the Daniel E. Rumph II Foundation and Youth Heart Watch at CHOP!

When: Saturday, September 15th, 2018, from 9am-3pm
Where: Daniel E. Rumph II Rec Center, 100 E. Johnson St, Philadelphia PA, 19144
What: Free Heart Health and Electrocardiogram (ECG) Screening Provided by the Daniel E. Rumph II Foundation in Partnership with Youth Heart Watch at CHOP
**Interested sponsors are encouraged to contact us early as space is limited**

We invite your child/adolescent to take part in a heart screening provided by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (“CHOP”).This screening is designed to find children and teenagers who have an undiagnosed or silent heart condition and who may be at risk for a cardiac arrest, an event that causes the heart to suddenly quiver and stop beating. The screening is open to healthy children/adolescents without any known heart problems.

If you agree to have your child participate in this screening, you can register inside the Rumph Recreation Center on September 15 during the screening hours of 9 AM to 3 PM or prior to the screening day by contacting Zane Schultz, Youth Heart Watch Program Coordinator, at youthheartwatch@email.chop.edu, to schedule. Please provide your contact information in this email. At or before the screening event, you will need to complete a Heart Health Questionnaire. This questionnaire will ask questions regarding your child’s personal health history and activity levels, as well as questions regarding your family history. This may take up to 10 minutes to complete. You must give your permission, or consent, for your child to take part in the screening event. Parents or legal guardians are required to accompany any child 12 years of age and under and are encouraged to accompany any children 13 years of age or older. A signed consent form and filled out Questionnaire must be sent with those children who will not be accompanied by a parent.

We will ask your child to:

Have his or her height, weight and blood pressure measured.

Have an electrocardiogram (ECG), which is a simple test that records the electrical activity of the heart. If the ECG is abnormal, have a screening echocardiogram (ECHO), which is an ultrasound or a moving picture of the heart. Your child will also be seen by a pediatric cardiologist (a children’s heart doctor) from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia on the day of the study.

What are the benefits of taking part? Your child will receive heart tests and an evaluation by a pediatric heart doctor from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. You may learn important information about your child’s heart health. We will tell you right away if we find any serious heart problems or if your child needs more testing. If your child is 18 years of age or older, he or she will need to provide written consent for us to provide you with this information.

This screening will take about 60 minutes. Although your child may see a CHOP physician, his or her participation in the screening program does not create an ongoing patient-physician relationship between your child and any physicians he or she might see during the screening. The screening is entirely free and neither you nor your insurance company will be charged for any testing or evaluation performed at the screening event. However, there may be costs associated with any follow-up testing or appointments that you may want your child to receive. If you have any questions, please call Dr. Victoria Vetter, Youth Heart Watch Medical Director, at 267-425-6603, or Zane Schultz, Youth Heart Watch Program Coordinator, at 321-427-9695

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS: Please wear comfortable clothes on the screening day. Behind a privacy curtain, the boys will be asked to remove their shirt for the electrocardiogram. The girls need to wear loose shirts. Patient gowns are available to wear for any of the procedures. If you are playing a sport/activity prior to coming to the screening, please rest for at least 30 to 60 minutes before coming to the event and drink plenty of water to re-hydrate yourself. We want to take your electrocardiogram with a normal resting heart rate.

This is an event for not just the Philadelphia communities but for the entire Tri-Sate. The DERII Foundation raises money to fight Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) and to raise awareness of HCM in the community. HCM is the leading cause of Sudden Cardiac Arrest and the DERII Foundation has been fortunate enough to work with many wonderful people through this event but the unfortunate part is the impact that HCM continues to have on so many lives. Thus the reason The Daniel E Rumph II Foundation continues to spread knowledge of the disease that took the life of Danny.

If you are unable to attend this event and still wish to make a donation please click the donate button below.

Thank you for your support and please stay in touch at www.deriifoundation.org




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