Every day in the USA,
young adults die from detectable but

undiagnosed heart conditions.
Learn More about ECG screening.

Max Schewitz
1985-2005
95%
Missed

The standard preparticipation physical fails to detect over 95% of conditions that can lead to sudden cardiac death.

60%
Found

A painless, noninvasive ECG test can detect upwards of 60% of the markers of conditions that lead to sudden cardiac death. Yet, an ECG is not a part of the routine physical for young adults.

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EKG

To fill that gap and protect our young adults, we provide low-cost, high-quality ECG testing supplemented with limited echocardiography for select students.

60,000th Milestone Achieved

Electrocardiographic Screening in National Collegiate Athletic Association Athletes

Unfortunately, we are not able to access the entire article, but the summary is often the most read portion of a scientific article by a lay person (like me!). The plain English ending sentence is all you need to read, IMHO.

Lake Forest H.S. to host heart screenings for teens

The Max Schewitz Foundation will visit Max's former high school on August 29 and offer free EKG screenings to all students.  Mary Beth Schewitz said, "EKGs are not included in (annual) physicals and many conditions can be silent," Schewitz said. "(Teens) can be at risk in spite of meeting the standard of care.

Screening college athletes with ECGs remains a hot topic

High-quality ECG interpretation is a hallmark of our cardiac screening programs. See our fall screening lineup at www.heartsmartekg.org.

2016-17 Heart Smart Screening Dates

Our dates have been confirmed for the upcoming school year. 

We’re pleased to kick off our eighth year of providing EKG-based cardiac screening program on Aug. 29, 2016 at Lake Forest High School.  All participants will receive an EKG and some selected by the cardiologists will also receive a free echocardiogram during screening.