Thank you for your interest in the CHOICE Heart Health screening event on October 20, provided by the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute in partnership with the ASE Education and Research Foundation.



Due to an overwhelming response the event registration is now closed.

Please stay tuned for future announcements for similar events. Meanwhile if you are experiencing symptoms related to potential heart conditions, we encourage you to see your doctor or other healthcare provider as soon as possible.

Do you or someone you know have any of the following:

  • Family history of heart disease

  • Irregular heart rate

  • Difficulty breathing with activity

  • Swelling of the legs

  • Risk factors for heart disease, including hypertension, diabetes, or high cholesterol

  • Heart disease and want a free second opinion 

If so, this is a great opportunity for you to be seen by national cardiology experts from the the ASE Foundation and the WVU Heart & Vascular Institute for FREE cardiovascular screening and diagnostics.

Appointment times may be limited so pre-register now to ensure your preferred location and time.


ASE Foundation and WVU Heart & Vascular Institute CHOICE 2018
ommunity Health Outreach Imaging with Cardiovascular Examinations

October 20, 2018

At each of the four examination sites, a healthcare team will provide a free health exam, including a point-of-care ultrasound examination under the supervision of the ASE Foundation and WVU Medicine experts. Patients who merit a full ultrasound examination will receive an echocardiogram to clarify the findings on pocket ultrasound. Those who are identified to have heart issues will be given advise for further follow-up care with their choice of provider with WVU system or outside.


WVU Heart and Vascular Institute
1 Medical Center Drive
Morgantown, WV 26506


Fairmont Regional Medical Center
1325 Locust Avenue
Fairmont, WV 26554


United Hospital Center
527 Medical Park Drive, Suite 304
Bridgeport, WV 26330


Davis Medical Center
812 Gorman Avenue
Elkins, WV 26241


Thank you to our many volunteers along with our academic and industry partners who are helping make this possible for the people of West Virginia.

“I volunteered for this event recognizing the high value I place on education and humanitarian efforts, the important mission and proven successes of ASE & ASEF, and the need for improved patient care and education in my own back yard (rural America and the Appalachians).” Vincent Sorrell, MD, FASE

The Anthony N. DeMaria Professor of Medicine, Assistant Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Director, Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging, Co-Director, Cardiothoracic CT/MRI Imaging, University of Kentucky Hospital

“The most fulfilling in life for me is to be authentic, purposeful and to be of service to others.” “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others”    Gandhi –   Natalie Fauss, RCS

Cardiac Sonographer, MVHS St. Elizabeth Hospital, Rome, NY

“Volunteering for events like this enable me (a cardiac sonographer) to participate directly in the delivery of medical services to an underserved population. It’s a privilege to be able to be part of making an impact on a life. I’m a richer person for it.”

  Carlene McClanahan RDCS

ASE Foundation Volunteer

The ASE Foundation
The ASE Foundation is ASE’s charitable arm, helping to assure the viability and visibility of cardiovascular ultrasound. 
The Foundation was created in 2003 to fund initiatives, like scholarships and guidelines-based projects, not supported by membership dues. The scope and success of these projects are completely dependent on donor giving. Each year, we look to ASE members, the greater community of health care providers, corporate and industry partners, and other foundations to secure the funding needed to realize these goals. The ASE Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. Our tax I.D. number is 43-1972597. For more information visit

Led by Vinay Badhwar, MD, FACS, FACC, and some of the most respected cardiac surgeons, cardiologists, interventional radiologists, cardiac electrophysiologists, and vascular surgeons, the heart and vascular programs of West Virginia University and WVU Medicine are among the best in the United States.
Considered national experts in their field, our physicians are an integrated team that works closely together to bring the most state-of-the-art therapies to patients from West Virginia and the surrounding region.


The WVU Heart and Vascular Institute’s Cardiology Division is led by Partho Sengupta, M.D., Chief of the division of Cardiology in the Heart and Vascular Institute and in the WVU School of Medicine Department of Medicine, and Director of Cardiovascular Imaging and Chair of the Center for Innovation at the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute.  
The Cardiology faculty and fellows at the WVU Heart & Vascular Institute represent a very accessible resource in clinical medicine, teaching, scientific knowledge and basic and applied research. Our highly-skilled and dedicated faculty provide expertise in every aspect of cardiac care, ranging from standard procedures such as outpatient consultation, echocardiography, and angiography to advanced clinical research into heart failure, preventive cardiology, and radio-frequency ablation. Our cardiologists offer comprehensive evaluation and management of diseases of the heart and circulatory system and work with primary care physicians to ensure coordinated, continuous care. 


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