school student athletes attending Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS)
will be held at Carolinas College of Health Sciences, 1200 Blythe
Blvd., Saturday, June 4, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
More than 400 medical volunteers will screen nearly 2,000 high school
students who have pre-registered. Sponsors are CMS, CMC, CMC Sports
Medicine, Levine Children's Hospital, Sanger Heart & Vascular
Institute and OrthoCarolina. Sanger, eCardio and McKesson are
providing financial support.
Screenings will include an electrocardiogram and echocardiogram to
check for heart abnormalities that can lead to sudden death. For the
first time this year, students will be given a baseline balance test
that will help diagnose future concussions should they occur. Also
included will be general medical and orthopedic screenings. Video/
photographs of the screenings will be permitted and interviews with
medical volunteers and students will be available.