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EVERY HEART MATTERS

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The sudden, unexpected death of a child is one of the worst tragedies a family – and a community – can experience. The value of a young person’s life is incalculable. Yet each year, numerous American high school athletes pass away from undiagnosed cardiovascular problems. Medical science has advanced to the point that unexpected cardiac deaths like these should be a thing of the past.
 

One of the most divisive points in the debate over heart screenings for high school athletes – and indeed in all health care discussions – is cost. While everyone agrees that heart screening is beneficial, there is no system in place to pay for the testing. That’s where EveryHeart comes in.
 

The EveryHeart Foundation was created in response to these concerns. Our non-profit charity is dedicated to the early detection and prevention of cardiovascular events in high school athletes. We believe that every student athlete deserves to step on the field feeling safe and secure in his or her health. The opposing defense should be the only worry for a high school athlete. Therefore, EveryHeart screenings are funded entirely by donations and are available to all students free of charge.
 

Our medical team – among the most experienced and efficient in the country – makes sure that no one is excluded from this life-saving program because of their financial situation.

The EveryHeart Foundation relies on your donations to make all of this possible. Your donation could sponsor a single student athlete, a whole team, or even an entire school! Join us in our mission to protect high school athletes and promote better health!

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TESTING TO DATE

The EveryHeart Foundation is proud to have provided 1126 tests to date to high school athletes! Thank you to our amazing donors and parents who are actively supporting heart health in our youth.

OUR SPONSORS

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OUR MISSION

The EveryHeart mission is to reduce cardiovascular disease in young Americans, through advanced diagnostic testing, comprehensive education, and ground-breaking research.

EveryHeart will save lives, raise heart health awareness, and provide insight into the ever-increasing problem of cardiovascular disease. The EveryHeart Foundation hopes ultimately to help the next generation end our nation’s cardiometabolic epidemic.

The sudden, unexpected death of a child is one of the worst tragedies a family – and a community – can experience. The value of a young person’s life is incalculable. Yet each year, numerous American high school athletes pass away from undiagnosed cardiovascular problems. Medical science has advanced to the point that unexpected cardiac deaths like these should be a thing of the past.

The EveryHeart Foundation was created in response to these concerns. Our non-profit charity is dedicated to the early detection and prevention of cardiovascular events in high school athletes. Our aim is to ensure that young people are safely able to pursue their athletic dreams.

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OUR TESTING

The following tests have been selected by our Medical Director, Jeffrey L. Boone, MD, an internationally recognized expert in the prevention of heart disease.  In combination, they give us the best, most efficient, and cost effective picture of a young person’s cardiovascular health.

ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY
(Echo)

  • DESCRIPTION: A 15-minute ultrasound of the heart muscle and valves

  • DETAILS: Determines the thickness, compliance, and size of the heart chambers and assesses the anatomy of the heart and its valves

  • LOOKING FOR: Enlarged Hearts, Holes, Leaky Valves and Muscle Stiffness

ELECTROCARDIOGRAM (EKG)

  • DESCRIPTION: A 5-minute test using electrodes on the wrists, ankles, and chest

  • DETAILS: A measurement of the electrical impulses of the heart

  • LOOKING FOR: Cardiac Arrhythmia, Inflammation, Abnormal Blood Vessels

BLOOD PRESSURE ASSESSMENT

  • DESCRIPTION: A three-part blood pressure reading, at rest and under simulated mental stress

  • DETAILS: A unique stress and blood pressure assessment, designed to detect the presence of stress factors that trigger heart attack, stroke, and heart failure

  • LOOKING FOR: High Blood Pressure, Abnormal Stress Response

CAROTID INTIMA MEDIA THICKNESS (C-IMT)

  • DESCRIPTION: A 10-minute ultrasound of the carotid arteries in the neck

  • DETAILS: A measurement of the thickness of the interior lining of the carotid artery, the breeding ground for potentially deadly plaque.

  • LOOKING FOR: Prematurely Thick Arteries, Inflammation, Carotid Plaque

EVERYHEART REPORTS

Our EveryHeart Reports tell the athlete, his or her parents, and the family’s physician exactly what our tests found and what steps to take following the evaluation. Each athlete tested will walk away with a step-by-step plan to improve their heart health and perform at their highest level.

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HOW YOU CAN HELP

One of the most divisive points in the debate over heart screening for high school athletes – and indeed in all health care discussions – is cost. While everyone agrees that heart screening is beneficial, there is not system in place to pay for the testing. That’s where EveryHeart comes in.
 
We believe that every student athlete deserves to step on the field feeling safe and secure in his or her health. The opposing defense should be the only worry for a high school athlete. Therefore, EveryHeart Screenings are funded entirely by donations, and are available to all students free of charge.

Our medical partners – among the most experienced and efficient in the country –  perform EveryHeart tests for well below the Medicare rates. Our model ensures that no student is excluded from this life-saving program because of his or her financial situation.

The EveryHeart Foundation relies on your donations to make all of this possible. Your donation could sponsor a single student athlete, a whole team, or even an entire school! Even small donations make a tremendous difference for this life-saving program. Join us in our mission to protect high school athletes and promote better health!

Call us TODAY to make a difference in a young athlete’s life 303.762.0710

We would like to extend a special thank you for all the came out for our kick off fundraiser event! It was a great success and we look forward to having more in the future. Check back for upcoming fundraiser event dates. Below are some photos from our July 16th fundraiser kick off event!

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