More heart clinics at Beaumont Royal Oak

A generous gift from the Ernst family will provide Beaumont Royal Oak Hospital with a new state-of-the-art cardiovascular center that makes affordable testing and student health a priority.

The Ernst Cardiovascular Center, endowed by Max and Debra Ernst of Orchard Lake with a $3 million gift in memory of Max’s late wife, Ellen Ernst, is a 4,537 sq. ft center featuring multidisciplinary clinics for heart valve disease, atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure.

Many of the center’s services focus on testing, including “7 tests for $70” heart and vascular screening, and student heart training for $25. A portion of the Ernst’s gift is earmarked to support free student heart screenings twice a year for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, an enlarged heart condition that can cause sudden cardiac arrest in young athletes.

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