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Living for Zachary Heart Screening

Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital - Denton

Detecting heart abnormalities in youth

The Living For Zachary heart screening is a special program created to screen youth ages 12-22 for heart abnormalities that may lead to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).

Living for Zachary is a separate non-profit organization named in memory of Zachary Schrah, who died in 2009 from SCA.

Heart conditions detected through screening
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a complex type of heart disease that affects the heart muscle. Sudden cardiac death can be associated with this abnormality, especially in young athletes.
In cases of CAA, the coronary arteries are located in an abnormal position, which can cause the arteries to be pinched during intense exercise.
This heart rhythm disorder can potentially cause fast, chaotic heartbeats. These heartbeats may trigger a sudden fainting spell or seizure. In some cases, the heart may beat erratically for so long that it can cause sudden cardiac death.
This potentially life-threatening inherited disorder causes an increased risk of abnormal heart rhythms . Many people with Brugada syndrome do not have any symptoms and are unaware of their condition.

This noninvasive screening includes:​

  • Electrocardiogram​​​​​​​​​​​​​
  • Limited 2-D echocardiogram​​​​​​​​​​​​​
  • Blood pressure screening​​​​​​​​​​​​​
  • SCA risk history questionnaire (AHA recommended)​​​​​​​​​​​​​
  • Screening reviewed and interpreted by a board-certified cardiologist​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Schedule your screening

Insurance may not cover the cost. Cash, credit card, or checks are accepted forms of payment. 

To schedule an appointment call 469.814.3565.


We offer two screening locations to serve you:

Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Denton
2801 S. Mayhill Road
Denton, TX 76208

Baylor Scott & White Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Care – Plano
4716 Alliance Blvd., Pavilion II, Suite 300
Plano, TX 75093

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