AUSTIN, Texas -- Student-athletes can get a free heart screening on Saturday.

  • Students ages 14 to 18 eligible
  • Screenings start at 8 a.m.
  • Cardiologist will review results

The Heart Hospital of Austin is offering appointments to students ages 14 to 18 starting at 8 a.m.

After each screening, a cardiologist will review results with the student and his or her family. Genetic defects can lead to sudden cardiac death in young athletes.

While it is relatively easy to detect, it can be fatal if it's not diagnosed and treated.