Foundation helps 150 teens receive free heart screenings

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — More than 100 teens received a free heart screening Saturday at the University of Richmond. 

For the third straight year, the Ryan Lopynski Big Heart Foundation offered the screening to young people in the area. 

Ryan died from an undiagnosed heart condition in 2009.

“An EKG takes five minutes,” said John Lopynski.” It’s just you hook up a couple of electrodes and we check the electrical system of your heart. It’s the first screening to detect potential sudden cardiac arrest issues.”

Gretchen Ross reports for 8News

Of the 150 screens, four potentially serious heart problems were found. 

To learn more about the Ryan Lopynski Big Heart Foundation click here.

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