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Parents who lost their son while he was at college encourage families to prepare for emergencies

By site owner | 1,September 14, 2018

The new school year at Savannah College of Art and Design just started this week. Monday would have been the first day of Kevin Riley Hogate’s junior year. The Mater Dei High graduate and Eagle Scout from Troop 241 out of Orange had spent two years at the Savannah, Georgia, campus. He was 2,400 miles…

Kansas Youth Soccer Association Focuses on Heart Health

By site owner | 1,September 7, 2018

1 in 100 kids is born with a heart defect. Most parents don’t know that a SIMPLE 30-minute screening can help identify if your child is that 1!   Saturday, Nov. 17 & Sunday, Nov. 18 KANSAS ODP – Overland Park, KS Youth Heart Screening   FOR AGES 8 TO 25 Only $129   Athletic Testing…

What it’s Like to Raise a Child with a Congenital Heart Defect

By site owner | 1,September 3, 2018

SEPTEMBER 1, 2018 BY KATIE PAULSON Today I sit in a hospital room for my son. For many parents, hospital stays for their children are abnormal. However, my life as a mother has been marked by hospitalizations to help treat my son’s health conditions. On Thursday my son’s mitral valve was repaired by surgeons. Congenital heart defects are…

Fair Grove Schools brings unique opportunity to their community

By site owner | 1,August 31, 2018

The Fair Grove School District is always looking for ways to keep their students safe and healthy.  On Saturday, November 3rd, they will be working with ATS HeartCheck and Devon’s Beat to offer families the chance to have their kids checked for hidden heart defects.  This is a unique opportunity the district is excited to…

THE MOST VALUABLE 30 MINUTES

By site owner | 1,August 27, 2018

We have all heard stories about kids that are seemingly in excellent health, collapsing suddenly, only to later learn it was caused by an unknown heart condition. What many don’t know is that most heart defects can be identified before something happens and most are treatable…..IF they get the proper tests. Youth Heart Screening Thursday,…

Heart Screening hosted by Olathe South High School

By site owner | 1,August 21, 2018

Wednesday, October 10, 2018  Olathe South HS & Feeder Schools   Youth Heart Screening   FOR AGES 8 TO 25 Only $129   The facts make signing your child up for the ATS HeartCheck an easy decision… 1 𝙞𝙣 100 𝙠𝙞𝙙𝙨 𝙞𝙨 𝙗𝙤𝙧𝙣 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙖 𝙃𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙩 𝘿𝙚𝙛𝙚𝙘𝙩. 𝙒𝙝𝙞𝙡𝙚 𝙨𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙤𝙧 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙥𝙤𝙨𝙚 𝙖…

Steven St. John talks about heart conditions and screening youth

By site owner | 1,August 17, 2018

With the knowledge of having a heart condition of his own, Steven St. John understands better than most parents the importance of getting your child’s heart screened for potential defects.  In July of 2018, Steven brought 3 of his own kids in for the ATS HeartCheck, including one son who received his second screening by…

The impact of heart valve disease

By site owner | 1,August 14, 2018

Heart and Vascular with Dr. Haqqani: The impact of heart valve disease Omar P. Haqqanifor the Daily News Originally Published 8:00 am EDT, Monday, August 13, 2018 Vascular heart disease, signifying problems with the valves in the heart, is connected to conditions that result in 10 to 20 percent of all heart-related surgeries in the United States. When…

YOUTH HEART SCREENINGS FOR WEAUBLEAU, MO FAMILIES

By site owner | 1,August 6, 2018

Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 FREE HEART SCREENINGS in Partnership with Devon’s Beat     On Saturday, September 8, 2018, Devon’s Beat (Lincoln, MO) is partnering with ATS HeartCheck to provide 40 FREE Youth Heart Screenings for Weaubleau and surrounding community kids ages 8 to 25.  The regular price for these invaluable tests is $149.  After the…

When Kids Require Surgery for Congenital Heart Defects

By site owner | 1,July 6, 2018

Early intervention, as needed, improves outcomes for babies born with heart conditions. Originally posted:  U.S. News & World Report 6/26/2018 A LOT HAPPENS BEFORE A baby ever comes crying into the world. Along with its head, shoulders, knees and toes, intricate organ development takes place that allows a baby to take its first breath, and blood…

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