One heart at a time.
AugustHeart is San Antonio’s free heart screening program offered to area teens in an effort to reduce the incidence of sudden cardiac death in youth.
San Antonio teens screened since 2011
Monitoring the heart health of teenagers in our community provides us with a great opportunity to save lives. Testing students as they enter high school is important.
How we screen.
During each screening, we perform an electrocardiogram (ECG) on every student and, if necessary, an echocardiogram (ECHO).
An electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) records the electrical signal from your heart to check for different heart conditions. Electrodes are placed on your chest to record your heart’s electrical signals, which cause your heart to beat. The signals are shown as waves on an attached computer monitor or printer.
An echocardiogram (echo) is a graphic outline of the heart’s movement. During an echo test, ultrasound (high-frequency sound waves) from a hand-held wand placed on your chest provides pictures of the heart’s valves and chambers and helps the sonographer evaluate the pumping action of the heart.
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– Karen Smith –
"Thank God for AugustHeart!"
– John Garcia –
"I was diagnosed with severe aortic valve regurgitation."
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"Grateful and blessed"
–Derrick Eaton –
"One test can save your entire family."
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