A Kynd Heart is a Healthy Heart

We are excited to be launching our new "Be Kynd to your Heart" program in 2019

The program has three key areas to help in the prevention and detection of Sudden Cardiac Arrest in youth.

Youth Heart Screenings


What is a Heart Screening?

Heart screenings are not currently a part of regular well-child checkups or  pre-participation sports physicals, despite the fact that studies show the standard non-cardio focused approach to youth checkups misses 90% of youth at risk for sudden cardiac arrest. EKGs have been shown to be the most effective screening tool. The  stethoscope was invented 200 years ago: the fact is that heart conditions that may trigger SCA can only be seen, not heard. That’s why international guidelines recommend youth be screened every two years through age 25.


What happens at a heart screening?

Our heart screening is open to all  youth ages 12-25 years old. The screening typically takes about an hour to complete.  Here is what it consists of.

  • Record your child's weigh, height & blood pressure.
  • Review your family history from with you and your child with a health care professional that needs to be completed prior to attending and will be provided to you once you register.
  • An EKG will be performed by a healthcare professional. Girls and boys will be in separate areas.
  • The EKG will be reviewed by a doctor and discussed with child & parent.
  • If the doctor deems it necessary, a follow up echocardiogram will be performed.
  • Short training for the child on how perform hands-only CPR and how to use an AED.
  • Parent is notified of the results at the screening.

Subscribe for Heart Screening Details

We will let you know when the registration is open for our heart screening.

AED Donations

The American Red Cross says "An AED, or automated external defibrillator, is used to help those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. It's a sophisticated, yet  easy-to-use, medical device that can analyze the heart's rhythm and, if necessary, deliver an electrical shock, or defibrillation, to help the  heart re-establish an effective rhythm."

Most occurrences of SCA in youth occur in public places. The increased availability of publicly accessible automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in schools and school-sponsored athletic events will dramatically increase the probability that youth will survive SCA. For every minute that passes without defibrillation, a victim’s chance for survival decreases 10%

We have purchased an AED for donation to Leigh High School for 2019. We have plans to donate AEDs to schools, youth sport programs or anywhere that children spend time and where they could have a Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Also, we will work with schools or sport programs to put a cardiac emergency plan in place.

CPR/AED Training


You can save a life

You can triple someone's chance of survival of SCA when you take these three steps

  • Call 911
  • Start CPR
  • Use an AED

Many of us have grown up with stop, drop and roll in schools and we want to get Call, Push, Shock in every school as well. We believe that all kids should learn CPR as it is a life skill that  can save a life. 

We want to get awareness of AEDs, many people do not realize that AEDs can be used by anyone not just trained medical staff.  You can follow a audio step by step instructions and an AED can not hurt someone, they help.