Healthy Heart Check Student Screening

Every year, students die from sudden cardiac arrest due to abnormal heart structure or abnormal rhythms. To help detect young people who are at risk for sudden cardiac arrest, Beaumont offers free heart checks to high school students that include:

  • Medical history evaluation
  • Blood pressure check
  • Physical examination
  • Electrocardiogram, or ECG
  • Echocardiogram, quick look

This type of cardiac screening is generally not included in the routine physical required before participating in school sports. The Beaumont Healthy Heart Check Student Heart Screening is designed for high school students ages 13 to 18. Younger children are not typically screened because structural abnormalities including abnormal heart muscle thickening, which is the most common cause of sudden death in the U.S., do not become apparent until later in adolescence.

Student Heart Checks are offered by appointment at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak in the Ernst Cardiovascular Center. The cost is $25. To make an appointment, call toll-free, 800-328-8542 or click here.
Visit Beaumont's student screening page to learn more about the program and age criteria, review frequently asked questions, or register for an upcoming screening.