Young Hearts for Life - 2022 Recap

With the support of generous donors and the work of volunteers, Lemont High School partnered with Young Hearts for Life and Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital to offer all Lemont High School students free cardiac screenings on April 21, 2022. 950 students - a record number of participants from the school! - took advantage of the Young Hearts for Life (YH4L) Cardiac Screening program's visit to Lemont High School.

Young Hearts for Life is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides free cardiac screenings via an electrocardiogram (i.e., ECG). These screenings help identify high school students who may be at risk for sudden cardiac death. More than 265,000 students have been screened since the inception of the Young Hearts for Life program in 2006.

A simple ECG can be used to screen physically active students and detect approximately 70 percent of the heart conditions that are associated with sudden cardiac death, while a pre-participation physical only can detect 4 percent of these conditions. Repeat ECG testing is recommended every two years through the age of 25.

Between its visits to campus in 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2022, Young Hearts for Life has provided free cardiac screenings for approximately 4,300 Lemont High School students!

Parents/guardians may visit the Young Hearts for Life website to learn more about the cardiac screening program. A student's individual results may be obtained by clicking on the appropriate link from the YH4L page.