INDEPENDENCE, KY (FOX19) – It’s estimated that up to 450,000 people each year suffer sudden cardiac arrest in the United States, and some of those victims are teenagers.
As a result, students at Simon Kenton High School underwent heart screenings on Wednesday to determine their risk for a sudden heart attack.
A total of 200 students had an Electrocardiogram (EKG), a limited ultrasound and their blood pressure checked to determine their risk for sudden cardiac arrest. It’s a condition which claimed the life of one of their fellow students, Cameron Batson, nearly 3 years ago.
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