Thanks To Screenings, Aurora Students Discover Heart Issues

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

Screenings Find 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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