Heart and Vascular
Heart and Vascular
Heart Health Screenings for Athletes
Sports Cardiac Health Screenings
Unfortunately, sometimes an underlying heart condition can stop athletes in their tracks and could even be fatal. Typically caused by a rhythm disturbance, a structural abnormality or a problem with coronary arteries, these conditions may not cause any symptoms before a significant heart event occurs.
OhioHealth offers heart screenings for student athletes, active teens and adults, to evaluate for underlying heart conditions that could put them at risk while competing or training. The assessment can be performed beginning at age 14. The screening is non-invasive and involves two simple heart tests:
- An electrocardiogram (EKG)
- A focused echocardiogram (a painless ultrasound of the heart)
What to Expect
The day of the appointment, the participant will receive important information about heart health and sports, along with their EKG and echocardiogram. The tests last only 20 to 30 minutes.
Our sports cardiologists will evaluate and interpret the test results and then mail the participant a written report within two business days. We will also share results with the designated primary care physician or pediatrician, if the information is provided to us at the time of registration.
Call us to schedule your cardiac screening today at (614) 533.3176.
- 260 Polaris Parkway, Second Floor Westerville, Ohio 43082
- 6670 Perimeter Drive, Suite 140 Dublin, Ohio 43016
WHO: Student athletes, active teens and adults, aged 14 and older
The screening costs $95 and is not typically covered by insurance, but qualifies as a health related expense.
Heart Disease Prevention
We are committed to helping you take steps toward heart disease prevention. Our prevention and wellness programs are designed to help you stay healthy or reverse a condition that threatens your heart and vascular health.