What to expect when getting your HeartCheck
My-HeartCheck is a series of three tests that are used to diagnose structural heart defects and electrical disturbances. We utilize blood pressure, electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG), and an echocardiogram (heart ultrasound) to aid in uncovering hidden heart abnormalities.
We bring our portable clinic, on-site, to the host organization’s facility to aid in the smooth flow of testing and privacy. We offer online pre-registration, appointment scheduling, and payment of the parent’s portion through our website.
Once completed, all exams are transferred via a HIPAA secured system, for review by Board Certified cardiologists. A comprehensive report is returned via email to the participant, as well as sent to their personal physician if requested. If any abnormalities are identified, the participant is instructed in the report and by one of our representatives by phone to seek further care from their personal physician.
ECG (sometimes called EKG)
The first test step of the screening includes taking their blood pressure and performing an ECG. The ECG allows us to analyze the electrical function of the heart. There are 2 primary abnormalities that can be detected by the ECG, Wolff Parkinsons White Syndrome and Long QT Syndrome.
Echocardiogram (heart ultrasound)
The second part of the screening is an echocardiogram. The echocardiogram provides both still and motion images, allowing our cardiologist the ability to see the structural function of the heart. The echocardiogram allows us to analyze chamber sizes, wall thickness, all valve function, blood flow as well as other critical parts of the heart. According to Mayo Clinic, the echocardiogram is considered the “Gold Standard” in evaluating the structure of the heart.