Speaker: Sharon Bates, CEO/Founder, Anthony Bates Foundation
CME’s for July Member Meeting: 2 General
Topic: Past, Present & Future of Cardiac Screening Youth
Sharon Bates speaks about the Anthony Bates Foundation and how you can host a Cardiac Screening at your office.
Her foundation will manage the day's appointments and you gain exposure for your office, cardiac tests at a fraction of the cost and the ability to refer your patients when the need is the greatest!
- Heart screenings in your office while YOU control referrals
- Screenings consist of EKG, Ultrasound & BP checks with heart health questionnaire with Cardiologist review
- Sports screenings for youth
- Comprehensive screenings for adults
- ABF will handle appointments and shared marketing with your office
- Your office will have the opportunity to purchase EKG equipment or AED equipment & training
About Anthony Bates Foundation:
Sadly, it was the tragic death of her only child, Anthony, at age 20 from Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy that created the motivation for Sharon Bates to form the Anthony Bates Foundation.
HCM is a condition in which the heart muscle becomes thick. Often, one part of the heart is thicker than the other parts. The thickening can make it harder for blood to leave the heart, forcing the heart to work harder to pump blood. It also can make it harder for the heart to relax and fill with blood. This disorder is usually genetic, and often the first discovery of HCM is an untimely death from Sudden Cardiac Arrest. If discovered in time, there is treatment which can increase longevity.
Following Sharon's tragic loss 15 years ago, her foundation has had an impressive track record, having organized almost 60 cardiac screening events across the nation, with the vast majority being at no cost to the attendees.
Over 9,500 young people participated in these events, and of them, 1154 were found with previously undiagnosed abnormal cardiac diseases, half of which were considered life threatening. They were counseled by an onsite Board Certified Cardiologist and were referred for further follow up treatment. Having the screening at an ABF event potentially saved their life.