350 Arlington Teens’ Hearts Checked for Unseen Danger

By Gale Fiege, Herald Writer

ARLINGTON -- They all look so healthy.

More than 350 young people had their hearts checked out Wednesday in the Arlington High School gym during a free health screening offered by volunteers with the Nick of Time Foundation.

The scene didn't fit with the conventional view of heart conditions -- that only older people have problems.

Kayla Burt was happy to see so many teens getting electrocardiograms.

A 2001 graduate of Arlington High, Burt was a member of the University of Washington women's basketball team when she collapsed at home on New Year's Eve 2002.

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