As 2022 comes to a close, we thank you for your ongoing support for the work of HeartSense. 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.
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.
The recent events of Damar Hamlin's cardiac arrest on the field during the NFL's Bills and Bengals game have inspired us to explore the effects of sports on your heart health. What are medical experts' findings from this rare occurrence? And how does extreme exercise affect your heart health? Find out in our first episode of The Pulse, Season 2, featuring our co-founder, Dr. Antoine Keller and Dr. Lance LaMotte, an interventional cardiologist at Baton Rouge Cardiology Center.
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.
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.
"Lafayette Cardiovascular Surgeon Dr. Antoine Keller told News 10 that you’re actually at a higher risk of catching COVID-19 after taking the vaccine than you are from getting heart-related issues from the shot. In fact, he says taking the vaccine could save you from long-term cardiovascular disease."
"Dr. Antoine Keller... co-founder of HeartSense, said, “We would like to offer the Eko digital stethoscopes, we have some iPad devices, blood pressure cuffs and artificial enhanced technology to allow people in Turks and Caicos who live in remote locations to be able to have access to specialists who might be 100 or 200 miles away."
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.
Join us in our mission to reduce the risk of heart disease.