Club Cardiac Screening

 

Overview

Club sports teams in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin can obtain reliable and economical cardiac screening for their high school, college and professional level participants from the Max Schewitz Foundation. Although all young adults can be equally at risk from hidden heart conditions, the stress athletes put on their heart can put those already at risk at greater risk. News reports of young athletes dying in the prime of their life attest to the need for more thorough screening to detect hidden cardiac conditions. Better yet, every heart condition has a treatment plan to avoid sudden cardiac death.

 

What's Included?

The Max Schewitz Foundation will provide turnkey cardiac testing that includes collecting a cardiac history, blood pressure, an EKG and optionally, an echocardiogram. Screenings can be held at the Club’s training facility, space and conditions permitting. Each EKG test takes minutes to complete.

 

Why the Max Schewitz Foundation?

The Max Schewitz Foundation's medical director and supporting cardiologists have interpreted the 60,000 young adults collected through our program. The CardeaScreen EKG machines are programmed with the latest version of the Seattle Criteria for interpreting EKGs of young athletic adults. This provides an optimum balance of catching potentially fatal heart conditions while minimizing false negatives and false positives. 

 

Program Cost

Club cardiac screening screening requires an individual budget for each team to factor in the various services wanted and the team size and location. In general, costs should run between $25 and $50 per athlete.