Free Heart Screenings for Student-Athletes | Austin Heart

Oct 3, 2019


Welcome to CHI St. Luke’s Health - Performance Medicine, your trusted partner in ensuring the health and well-being of student-athletes in Austin. We are dedicated to providing high-quality healthcare services to the local community, with a special focus on the cardiovascular health of young athletes. Our team of experts is excited to offer free heart screenings to student-athletes, promoting a safe and thriving athletic environment.

Why are Heart Screenings Important for Student-Athletes?

Participation in sports and physical activities is an integral part of a student's life, fostering discipline, teamwork, and overall well-being. However, it's crucial to recognize the potential risks associated with intense physical exertion, especially for young individuals with developing cardiovascular systems.

Undetected heart conditions can pose serious threats to the safety and longevity of student-athletes. Sudden cardiac incidents during practices or competitions can have devastating consequences. By offering free heart screenings, we aim to identify any underlying heart conditions that may put young athletes at risk. Early detection and appropriate medical guidance can significantly reduce the occurrence of cardiac events and provide peace of mind to both athletes and their families.

Our Comprehensive Heart Screening Program

CHI St. Luke’s Health - Performance Medicine takes a thorough and comprehensive approach to heart screenings for student-athletes. Our program involves a series of tests and evaluations performed by our skilled medical professionals.

1. Medical History and Physical Examination

Our experienced healthcare providers will conduct a detailed review of the student-athlete's medical history to identify any potential risk factors. Following this, a comprehensive physical examination will be performed, allowing us to assess general health and identify any visible signs of cardiac abnormalities.

2. Electrocardiogram (ECG)

An ECG is a non-invasive test that records the electrical activity of the heart. This test helps detect irregular heart rhythms, structural abnormalities, or other indications of potential cardiac issues.

3. Echocardiogram

An echocardiogram uses sound waves to create detailed images of the heart's structure and function. This test helps identify any structural abnormalities, congenital heart defects, or issues with heart valves.

4. Stress Tests

Stress tests involve monitoring the heart's response to physical activity. By measuring heart rate, blood pressure, and other vital signs during exercise, we can identify any abnormalities that may only be present during strenuous activity.

5. Consultation and Recommendations

Following the completion of the heart screening program, our team of specialists will carefully analyze the results and provide a comprehensive consultation. We will discuss any identified concerns and recommend appropriate steps for further evaluation or treatment if necessary.

Why Choose CHI St. Luke’s Health - Performance Medicine for Heart Screenings?

At CHI St. Luke’s Health - Performance Medicine, we prioritize the well-being of student-athletes and strive to provide the highest level of care. Our heart screening program goes beyond a routine check-up, employing advanced technology and the expertise of our dedicated medical professionals to ensure accurate and reliable results.

By choosing our services, you benefit from:

  • State-of-the-art facilities equipped with advanced medical equipment
  • Experienced and compassionate healthcare providers specialized in sports medicine
  • Comprehensive heart screenings tailored to the specific needs of student-athletes
  • Efficient and timely delivery of results
  • Guidance and support throughout the evaluation process
  • Access to a network of specialists for further care, if required

Contact Us Today

Ensure the safety and well-being of your young athletes with our free heart screenings. Contact CHI St. Luke’s Health - Performance Medicine today to schedule an appointment or learn more about our heart screening program. Together, we can empower student-athletes to pursue their passions with confidence and peace of mind.

Andy Moore
That's wonderful news! 💙🌟 Ensuring the heart health of student-athletes is a crucial step towards their well-being. Kudos to CHI St. Luke's Health for prioritizing their care!
Nov 8, 2023
Alan Nedley
I'm glad to see this kind of support for student-athletes.
Aug 12, 2023
Timothy Shannon
I'm sure this initiative will have a positive impact on student-athletes.
Jul 17, 2023
Lemmor Anatalio
An important contribution to the health of student-athletes in Austin.
May 9, 2023
Brad Simpson
An important step in promoting student-athlete health and safety.
Jan 28, 2023
Yutaka Sugawara
Taking care of young athletes' hearts is so important.
Jan 13, 2023
Ben Davies
Ensuring the well-being of student-athletes is a top priority.
Nov 26, 2022
Claranita Williams
Let's work together to promote student-athlete wellness.
Nov 17, 2022
Zamil Khan
I'm grateful for the focus on cardiovascular health for student-athletes.
Oct 15, 2022
Lillian Romano
Healthcare services tailored for student-athletes are much needed.
Sep 20, 2022
Paul Forte
Looking forward to more events like this in the community.
Sep 9, 2022
Paul Shenkman
I appreciate the focus on cardiovascular health for student-athletes.
Aug 27, 2022
Julian Nino
I'm glad to see a focus on preventive care for student-athletes.
Jul 24, 2022
Audrey Roy
It's crucial to prioritize student-athlete health and well-being.
May 26, 2022
Abdullah Zaituni
The health of student-athletes is in good hands with CHI St. Luke’s Health.
May 1, 2022
Steve Wedge
This is a great initiative for student-athlete health!
Mar 27, 2022
Eric Dominguez
It's great to see a focus on student-athlete heart health.
Feb 13, 2022
Paul Goring
Communication about student-athlete health is crucial.
Oct 29, 2021
Riley Spiller
Wonderful to see healthcare services dedicated to the local community.
Aug 10, 2021
Gerhard Funk
Thanks to the organizers for prioritizing student-athlete health.
Jun 10, 2021
Robert Gilligan
This is a valuable service for the community.
Feb 22, 2021
Andi Bordick-Warren
Events like these are crucial for student-athlete health.
Dec 28, 2020
Laura Cantrell
I'm pleased to see the attention to student-athlete well-being.
Dec 15, 2020
Stephanie Moreault
Kudos to CHI St. Luke’s Health for supporting student-athletes.
Dec 12, 2020
Derek Rego
Supportive initiatives like this make a real difference.
Oct 31, 2020
Faby Alvarado
Promoting student-athlete health is a team effort.
Oct 13, 2020
Chris Nemcosky
I hope this event helps raise awareness about student-athlete health.
Sep 6, 2020
Richard Dean
A proactive approach to student-athlete health is commendable.
Aug 3, 2020
Thiers Michel
This is a positive step towards ensuring student-athlete well-being.
Mar 30, 2020
Peter Whitsett
As a parent, I'm grateful for opportunities like this for student-athletes.
Mar 17, 2020
Jeff Craig
Good to see the community coming together for student-athletes.
Mar 3, 2020
Greg Be
The support for student-athlete health is truly appreciated.
Nov 16, 2019
Perry Hagopian
I commend the dedication to student-athlete well-being.
Oct 11, 2019