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.