We are honored to have been featured in Eko's Front Lines episode, "Closing the Gap". This video encapsulates the impact that our organization has on our community, as we aim to close the care gap in access to heart health and education in Louisiana and beyond.
Did you know patients with severe Aortic Stenosis (AS) without treatment only have a 50% survival rate after 2 years?
What is Aortic Stenosis (AS)?
Aortic Stenosis or AS is the narrowing of the heart's aortic valve, preventing regular blood flow. This is commonly caused by calcium and scarring due to aging.
What are the common symptoms?
🌬️ Shortness of breath
😵 Feeling dizzy or light-headed
💔 Chest pain (Angina)
😴 Fatigue, especially during times of increased activity
❤️🩹 Heart palpitations
👣 Swollen feet or ankles
What are the treatment options?
Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement (SAVR):
Surgical procedure where a new valve replaces the old valve. The new valve completely takes over the job of the old valve.
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR):
Minimally invasive procedure where a new valve is put within the old valve. The new valve takes over the job of the original valve.
*Treatment of Aortic Stenosis is tailored to each individual's condition and overall health. Consult your doctor for more information and to ask about your treatment options.
Heart disease is the nation’s number one killer, even outranking all cancers combined.
At HeartSense, we aim to address health inequities, specifically by closing the care gap in access to heart health and education in Louisiana and beyond.
Through our educational resources, local pop-up screenings, volunteers, funding partners, and valued donations, you will find us working directly with our community members in need.
Our founders have built the bridge in our local communities to overcome systemic barriers that limit access to advanced technology and expertise. Together, we can reduce the risk of undiagnosed heart disease.
Join us at the Leap into Health Fair in Opelousas - hosted by the Family Strong Foundation, the Wild Child LLC and Southwest Louisiana Primary Healthcare Center. It's a day that comes only once every four years, so why not make it count for your heart?
Date: Thursday, February 29, 2024
Time: 5:00 - 8:00 PM CT
Location: 129 West Landry Street, Opelousas, LA 70570
Join HeartSense for our heart screening at CenterWell in Lafayette!
Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Screening Time: 8:00 - 10:00 AM CT
Location: CenterWell Lafayette location
539 Bertrand Drive, Lafayette, LA 70506
Join HeartSense for our heart screening at the TRIAD Senior Workshop in Arnaudville!
Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2024
Screening Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT
Location: Little Flower Auditorium
102 Pine Street, Arnaudville, LA 70512
(Located next to St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church)
STUDENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
HeartSense is looking for students with clinical or didactic experience who want to make a difference in their community!
We Need Help With:
-Heart screening community members
- Other help as needed
Dr. V. Antoine Keller will sign off on volunteer hours and write a letter of recommendation! Plus, you have a chance to win a HeartSense sponsored scholarship!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to join our team today!
The three St. Landry Parish rural clinics in Opelousas, Port Barre and Sunset operated by Dustin Miller, announced the collaboration with HeartSense, a non-profit heart care provider, during an Open House event held at the Prudhomme Circle location on November 13, 2023.
Acadia St. Landry Hospital proudly organized and hosted its inaugural Community Health Fair, an event aimed at promoting health and wellness within the local community. The event, held on 09/23/2023, featured a range of healthcare services and resources designed to benefit attendees of all ages. Among the highlights were heart screenings provided by HeartSense.
HeartSense is honored to have Dr. Antoine Keller acknowledged for a second year as one of Becker's Hospital Reviews 149 Black Healthcare Leaders to Know in 2023! This list recognizes national healthcare leaders who foster "positive patient experiences, paving the way for the next generation of leaders, and promoting health equity."
We are honored to have our co-founder, Dr. Antoine Keller, included in the AARP article celebrating Eko's AI-powered smart stethoscopes as one of the top medical breakthroughs that are changing lives now.
If heart disease is a health issue that runs in your family or if you’ve experienced any symptoms of heart disease, scheduling a heart health screening is a priority.
Cost, location, proximity to a specialist, and fear should never be deterrents when it comes to keeping your heart healthy. Trust the healthcare professionals of HeartSense to help you and your community take its first steps towards a healthier tomorrow.
Schedule your community screening today.
We thank you for your ongoing support for the work of HeartSense. In 2022 we conducted 17 screening programs and touched over 700 people at risk for structural heart disease - Many of whom were found to have heart murmurs that they were previously unaware of, potentially keeping dozens of people in disadvantaged communities from developing irreversible damage to their hearts.
The success of our program would not be possible without your lifesaving contributions. Together, we are transforming the paradigm for cardiovascular wellness in our community. Thank you and may you have a healthy and prosperous new year.
Join us in our mission to reduce the risk of heart disease.