The objective of heart screening is to detect deadly cardiac conditions that a routine physical exam would typically miss. Most young people who die suddenly did not realize they had a serious heart condition. Their families do not find out until it is too late. Heart screening can detect many potentially deadly conditions, at which point we recommend follow-up with your doctor and/or a cardiologist.
The SafeBeat Initiative does not replace your primary care physician, but works as a member of your healthcare team. We perform electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) testing as a component of our heart screening, which is generally not covered by insurance as part of a routine physical unless you experience symptoms. Unfortunately, primary care physicians cannot typically detect these conditions without performing an ECG or other tests.