Thousands of Lives have been Impacted by My-HeartCheck
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I brought my 3 children to your HeartCheck on January 9, 2018. The tests detected an ASD in my 10 year-old daughter's heart. This Monday, April 16th Children’s Mercy Hospital performed a surgical procedure to implant a device to repair the hole in her heart. My daughter is doing great and returned to school today with a centimeter sized incision in her upper thigh and a story to tell. As I’ve told our family and friends who are now scheduling their children for the screening, for 30 minutes and the cost of a pair of good running shoes, the testing is well worth it.
We did this heart check last fall for our 16 year old cross country runner. She had a small hole in her heart as a baby and we had been assured it was closed over the years. No murmur was ever detected. We decided to do the ATS Heart Check for peace of mind. It was the best test we could have spent money on. Not only did they detect an abnormality, but also learned the hole in her heart (an ASD), is not small, nor could it be closed in the cath lab. She will be having open heart surgery in July. If this had gone undetected, she could have suffered heart stress during her future pregnancies and had severe heart problems in her fifties or later. Thank you for offering this screening. We will be forever grateful!
I wanted to send a note about my daughter Grace. She had open heart surgery to fix a half dollar size hole in her heart at Children's Mercy. Every surgeon and cardiologist we talked to said she would have needed a transplant in 4 to 5 years because of the damage being done to her heart by the hole. Your test saved her life and we are forever grateful. We will be advocates of this testing continuing. If there is anything we can do to help, please let us know.
Earlier this year we took our son to a screening locally. Although the whole process did not take a long time, ATS was thorough in the EKG and sonogram tests. We feel comfortable that if there were any issues, they would have been detected. We feel it was money well spent.