Silicon Valley School District Will Screen All Athletes for Heart Conditions

The Campbell Union High School District has announced a new cardiac screening program for all student athletes in grades 9-11. It is the first program of its kind. 

The program was organized with help from the Kyle J. Taylor Foundation, a Los Gatos-based non-profit. Kyle Taylor passed away suddenly in 2018 after experiencing sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). He was just 18 years old.

Since 2019, the Kyle J. Taylor foundation has organized seven heart screening events at local schools, resulting in the identification of 12 previously unknown heart abnormalities or cardiovascular conditions.

One in 300 children live with an undiagnosed heart condition. CSA is a leading cause of death for student athletes.

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