Screening America


Warning Signs

  • Fainting (syncope) or seizure during or after physical activity
  • Fainting or seizure resulting from emotional excitement, distress or startle
  • Unexplained fainting or seizures
  • Chest pain or discomfort during or after exertion
  • Racing heartbeat, especially when the body is at rest
  • Unusual shortness of breath
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness during or after physical activity
  • Unusual fatigue or tiredness

Family Risk Factors

  • Family history of heart disease
  • Family history of unexpected death during physical activity or seizure
  • Unexplained death of a seemingly healthy family member under age 50
  • Unexplained near/drowning or car accident of family member

Parent Heart Watch