The CARDIAC Project | Celebrating over 100,000 WV Kids screened since 1998


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Currently completing the 15th year of screening, The CARDIAC Project has provided cardiovascular risk education and intervention among children aged 15 years and younger. Between 1998 and 2012 more than 17,199 kindergarten, 50,082 second, 81,156 fifth and 1030 ninth and 444 eighth graders have been screened through in the CARDIAC Project.  An additional 4,423 parents and 794 school staff have received free fasting lipid profiles to assess their personal risk. Of the fifth grade students 18.8% of all children were overweight and an additional 28.3% were obese. Over twenty-five percent (25.7%) had abnormal blood lipids, called dyslipidemia. Almost five percent (5.2%) of children had a rash on the back of the neck (AcanthosisNigricans) indicative of possible insulin resistance.



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Screening results will be made available to parents by letter in a sealed envelope, given to your child at school. Upon your request, we will share screening results, by letter, with your child's Primary Care Provider. We recommend that you consult with your child's Primary Care Provider about the screening results.



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