August Brings Record Number of Schools Signed and Students Tested by Wimbledon Health Partners for the Year
As the school year and sports season begin, high schools, colleges, and universities are making student athlete safety a priority.
In August of 2017, Wimbledon Health Partners signed 18 new high schools and four new colleges/universities to test students and athletes this fall. Twenty schools in total had their students tested by WHP during the month of August, including seven high schools and three colleges/universities new to Wimbledon Athletics cardiovascular testing program.
Wimbledon Health’s cardiac testing, which includes both EKGs and echocardiograms, detects heart conditions to help prevent sudden cardiac arrest. Our vascular ultrasound testing identifies vascular conditions common to athletes, in which symptoms are likely to be brushed off, ignored completely, or never reported by students.
Many schools throughout the country are helping protect their students and athletes by having them tested proactively for unsuspected cardiovascular conditions. But more can be done.
Wimbledon Health Partners is currently scheduling schools for October/ November/ December testing. Make sure your school is on our list by signing up today.