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updated: 1/7/2014 8:06 PM

Maine West offers students cardiac screenings

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Maine West High School will offer free cardiac screenings to students on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 27-28, as part of the Young Hearts for Life program.

The screenings detect about 60 percent of the abnormalities associated with sudden cardiac death that a stethoscope cannot detect. To date, the program has screened about 90,000 students in the Chicago area, officials said.

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Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Advocate Children's Hospital are providing support for the program. Additional donations are being accepted by Maine West.

For more information, visit west.maine207.org/departments/nurse/young_hearts_for_life_yh4l/ or contact Assistant Principal Rose Garlasco at rgarlasco@maine207.org.

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