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CHICAGO (CBS) — Thanks to a screening at school, 28 West Aurora high school students know they may have a heart irregularities.

Students recently lined up in the school gym for electrocardiograms administered by members of the Young Hearts for Life team.

Gym teacher Meghan Hill organized the event, raising $10,000 and getting 180 volunteers to help test over 2,200 kids.

The group was started by a doctor who diagnosed the heart problem that killed Hill’s 18-year-old cousin about six years ago.

She says doctors notified parents of the 28 students with abnormal results and are sending the info to their physicians.

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