The Waxahachie Family YMCA will host a free Living for Zachary Heart Screening event for youth ages 12-22 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at the YMCA, 100 YMCA Drive, Waxahachie.

The special screening program was created by Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano and can help detect heart abnormalities that may lead to sudden cardiac arrest.

The noninvasive screening package includes:

• electrocardiogram

• limited 2-D echocardiogram

• blood pressure screening

• SCA risk history questionnaire (AHA recommended)

• screening review and interpretation by board certified cardiologist

A Living for Zachary Heart Screening is not a substitute for a thorough exam and consultation with a physician and does not provide clearance for participation in athletics. While the screening seeks to detect conditions that may lead to SCA, it does not guarantee all risks of SCA will be detected. Parents of children who are experiencing sudden cardiac arrest symptoms should consult their pediatrician immediately.

Register online at studentheartscreenings.com. Appointments are required. The screening takes about 20 minutes.

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