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.

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.

Why cardiovascular screening in young athletes can save lives: a critical review

Aren't you glad to have smart friends? We are certainly grateful to the lead authors of this study for the contributions they have made to our cardiac screening program (Thanks, Dr. Joseph Marek), the contribution of developing the gold standard of ECG interpretation (Thanks, Dr. Jonathan Drezner), and the researchers who make use of our de-identified data to advance knowledge of cardiac conditions (Thanks, Dr.

Maxtravaganza at Elawa Farm

The Maxtravaganza, the Max Schewitz Foundation's annual fundraiser, was held 5/21 on Max's birthday at Elawa Farm. Rob Carmichael, curator of the wildlife Discovery Center, and his staff introduced our guests to creatures who live at the WDC, while many of us told stories about Max as we toasted him on his birthday. A full, blue moon rose over the eastern sky as we sat down to dinner in the barn on a picture perfect evening, and many felt Max must have played a role in such a magical evening.