Addison Trail has partnered with the Young Hearts for Life® (YH4L) Cardiac Screening Program, a not-for-profit organization, to offer electrocardiograms (ECGs) to identify high school students at risk for heart conditions that can cause sudden cardiac death (SCD).

More than 60 young adults die from SCD each week in the U.S., most without any warning signs. A simple, noninvasive ECG can detect about 70 percent of heart conditions that can cause SCD; a pre-participation can only detect about 4 percent of these conditions.

Edward-Elmhurst Health is generously sponsoring this free, quick and painless cardiac screening for all Addison Trail students. Addison Trail encourages all parents/guardians to take advantage of this program and to register their child.

Young Hearts for Life free cardiac screenings will take place at Addison Trail on Thursday, Feb. 23 during the school day. The testing is free, but youth must be registered by a parent or guardian at by Thursday, Feb. 16.

Volunteers are needed to help run the event. Parents, guardians and members of the community can sign up to volunteer at Please sign up by Feb. 9

For more information, contact Denise Arenz at, or go to You also can contact Dani Brink, D88 director of community relations at or 630-530-3989.


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