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.

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.

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.