Charlie's Diagnosed with WPW

Charlie Kanter is heading off to The Ohio State University this fall. His parents may worry about Charlie’s grades or how well he will handle his newfound independence, but the one thing they will not have to worry about is Charlie’s heart.

Happy Father's Day

Summer Physical Should Include an EKG

With the summer physical season upon us, we wanted to help you make sure your child's heart was checked by more than a stethoscope.

Passing the Baton

 As a proud mother, I brag about my children, including my son, Max, who died in 2005 from a hidden heart condition. There are many moms like me who can only embrace the memory of their child. Remember these moms as you receive homemade gifts, enjoy a family meal, or talk by phone with your kids. There’s a growing group on moms who are especially grateful to have their children alive. Their children had a hidden heart condition uncovered by our EKG screening. Their child’s heart condition was treated so they can celebrate Mother’s Day. Although I doubt they know it, I celebrate their children with them, too! These kids are incredible.​

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WHAT IF YOUR DERMATOLOGIST MADE HOUSE CALLS?

EKG Your Teen

"When our son became a freshman at New Trier last year, we were immediately impressed with the all-around, individualized attention and care the school gave each student right from the start, " said Cathy Bell-Bartholomay. "We never dreamed that this would end up saving our son's life."  
 

I Wish You More

Traveling with an AED

Not long after we posted about purchasing an AED for emergencies both at home and away, a parent whose child was diagnosed with LQT as a result of our screening, wondered about traveling with the AED in an airplane. Unfortunately, she was told recently by a major airlines that she could not bring batteries on board, so she did not bring the AED with her when she traveled. What a shame!

We wondered about policy for taking an AED on a plane. This is what we discovered:

Raffle Sales and Cardiac Screenings

Two things to know today:

1.Registration for EKG screening is open for our spring screenings at North Chicago HS, Warren Township HS O'Plaine Campus, Warren Township HS Almond CampusLibertyville High Schools and New Trier's Freshmen Campus.

Let’s do this!

Let’s sprinkle our communities with AEDs. We want what Cher sang about oh so many years ago: we want to ensure ‘the beat goes on’.

Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. This year, over 350,000 people will suffer from sudden cardiac. Sudden cardiac death can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere and at any age.