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Free Sports EKGs

Free sports EKGEarly detection saves lives. That why Cook Children's Fort Worth and Arlington locations are offering FREE sports EKGs during the month of May. Adding a sports EKG to your child’s physical can help detect most heart conditions that may lead to sudden cardiac arrest. 

Heart conditions in children and young adults go undetected too often. Early detection could save your child's life!

It's so important to have your child's heart screened for risk factors associated with sudden cardiac arrest. Before your child signs up for a sports activity, come visit our specialty team to help ensure a safer season. When it comes to screening and early prevention, a sports EKG helps make everyone a winner. Read on to learn more. Or you can download and print the information here:

What is an EKG?

An EKG is non-invasive and takes no more than five minutes. The EKG shows how fast the heart is beating, the heart’s rhythm and the timing of the heart’s electrical signals. Any child can get one with a referral from a primary care doctor—just ask your child’s doctor to order a “sports EKG.” The tests takes about 2 to 5 minutes and the results are evaluated by a pediatric cardiologist to determine if there is any need for follow-up. Results are sent to your primary care doctor.

Who should get an EKG?

Any child can receive an EKG with a referral from their primary care doctor. Student athletes are often required to get this test before they are cleared to play sports. Adding a sports EKG is the best way to detect most conditions that may lead to sudden cardiac arrest. This test is also recommended for children in families that have a history of heart disease.

How to schedule:

There is no appointment necessary but you do need to obtain a referral from your child’s primary care physician. Ask them to order a sports EKG.

Sports EKG hours:

2:30-4 p.m., Mon-Fri
No appointment needed

Bring completed referral for a sports EKG to:

Cook Children's Heart Center
Dodson Specialty Clinics
1500 Cooper Street, Third Floor
Fort Worth, TX 76104
682-885-2140 phone | 682-885-2329 fax
Free parking is available

Cook Children's Heart Center
3121 South Center Street
Arlington, TX 76014
817-557-1596 phone | 817-472-0497 fax
Free parking is available


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