Lower Merion Heart Screening

Lower Merion school officials are bringing in a program next month to give free heart screenings to its students in the hopes of detecting anyone who might be at risk of having a sudden cardiac arrest.

The district is partnering with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a local charity called Simon’s Fund to provide free heart screenings for students 10-19 years old Saturday, June 12, at Harriton High School, 600 N. Ithan Ave. in Rosemont.

Simon’s Fund was established five years ago in memory of Simon Sudman, the 3-month-old son of Phyllis and Darren Sudman. Simon took a nap and never woke up. ECG exams on the family revealed that Simon probably died from Long QT Syndrome, which affects the heart’s rhythm.

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