Hillsborough Screens Thousands

TAMPA — Hillsborough County schools are entering the national debate over whether to screen seemingly healthy children for heart defects that can lead to sudden death.

Beginning next week, free electrocardiogram (EKG) screenings will be offered to thousands of high school students in Hills­borough, the national Cardiac Arrhythmia Syndromes Foundation announced on Monday. The group is working with All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg.

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