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When Kids Require Surgery for Congenital Heart Defects

By David Kuluva | 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…


By David Kuluva | 1,July 3, 2018

Special Heart Screening for Athletic Testing Solutions is excited to partner with the Jordan Robert Mann Foundation and Strive for Life Foundation to provide free heart screenings to children in 24/7 therapeutic residential care on the Ozanam Campus of Cornerstones of Care. Children enter 24/7 therapeutic residential care when they are no longer able to…

CYO scheduled 2nd date to meet the demand from parents – ATS HeartCheck

By David Kuluva | 1,June 7, 2018

Tuesday, June 26   CYO of Johnson & Wyandotte Co. Youth Heart Screening   Youth Heart Screening offered to all CYO families Testing will be done at St Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Leawood KS   A simple 30-minute heart screening provides the most valuable insight into your child’s heart health.  With testing designed specifically to…

Appointments NOW Available – Saint Thomas Aquinas Heart Screening

By David Kuluva | 1,May 30, 2018

Wednesday, July 25, 2018   Saint Thomas Aquinas Youth Heart Screening   FOR AGES 8 TO 25 Only $129   The facts make signing your child up for the ATS HeartCheck an easy decision… • 40,000 babies are born every year with a heart defect  • A young Athlete dies from a heart condition every 72 hours  •…

Rescue During Sudden Cardiac Arrest and the Myth of Tongue-Swallowing

By David Kuluva | 1,May 25, 2018

A-B-C – the beginning of the alphabet, a song by the Jackson 5 or the acronym that anyone who took CPR (coronary pulmonary resuscitation) before 2010 learned means Airway, Breathing, Chest Compression. I just learned that this CPR acronym is out-of-date.  Before 2010 I learned Airways – Tilt the victim’s head and lift his chin to open…


By David Kuluva | 1,May 23, 2018

Wednesday, June 27, 2018  Emma Marie Aronson Memorial Heart Screening Lee’s Summit Community Heart Screening **ALL APPOINTMENTS have been taken for June 27th.  We still have appointments available for THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 16 at St Teresa’s Academy.  Use the following link to schedule for this Saturday. Only $129 – ages 8 to 25   40,000…

41 Interesting Facts about the Human Heart

By David Kuluva | 1,May 16, 2018

The average adult heart beats 72 times a minute; 100,000 times a day; 3,600,000 times a year; and 2.5 billion times during a lifetime.[8] Though weighing only 11 ounces on average, a healthy heart pumps 2,000 gallons of blood through 60,000 miles of blood vessels each day.[4] A kitchen faucet would need to be turned…

4th Annual Kids Heart Screening at the J of Kansas City

By David Kuluva | 1,May 15, 2018

Wed., July 18 & Thursday, July 19 Youth Heart Screening There are no more appointments available for Wed., July 18th.  To meet the demand, we’ve added appointments for Thursday, July 19th   FOR AGES 8 TO 25 Only $129 (Special Pricing Available for those that qualify) The Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City is…

9 Things Parents of Kids With Congenital Heart Defects Want You to Know

By David Kuluva | 1,May 15, 2018

 Contributor: Christina Schuetz Here are nine things parents of children with a congenital heart defect (CHD) want you to know, but may be too scared to say: 1. My child’s diagnosis is most likely worse than you think it is. One of the wonderful but difficult realities of CHD is that children often don’t look as sick as they…

Remind me of upcoming heart screenings

By David Kuluva | 1,May 11, 2018

  Missed the chance to sign your child up to get their heart checked? No worries…that’s why we have a waitlist.  Just provide some basic information below and we’ll let you know next time we have a heart screening in your area!  

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