PLUGGED IN: Zachary Pena, 11 is prepped for an EKG screening by EKG technician Jennifer Ayala and cardiologist Dr. Anthony Rossi at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital on July 13, 2015. EKGs can detect fatal defects in the heart that kill three out of 100,000 children annually. Pena’s mother Mabel felt strongly about having her son tested. Zachary plays baseball and basketball, and his family has a history of heart disease.
PLUGGED IN: Zachary Pena, 11 is prepped for an EKG screening by EKG technician Jennifer Ayala and cardiologist Dr. Anthony Rossi at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital on July 13, 2015. EKGs can detect fatal defects in the heart that kill three out of 100,000 children annually. Pena’s mother Mabel felt strongly about having her son tested. Zachary plays baseball and basketball, and his family has a history of heart disease. JESSICA BAL MIAMI HERALD STAFF
PLUGGED IN: Zachary Pena, 11 is prepped for an EKG screening by EKG technician Jennifer Ayala and cardiologist Dr. Anthony Rossi at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital on July 13, 2015. EKGs can detect fatal defects in the heart that kill three out of 100,000 children annually. Pena’s mother Mabel felt strongly about having her son tested. Zachary plays baseball and basketball, and his family has a history of heart disease. JESSICA BAL MIAMI HERALD STAFF

EKG screenings can prevent sudden cardiac death in student athletes

July 24, 2015 8:52 AM