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.

A push for all teens to get heart screenings

We're very excited to be a part of this story in the Chicago Tribune.  We are thankful for the Tribune raising awareness of hidden heart conditions in seemingly healthy young adults and the discussing the value of an EKG test in helping find these kids before it's too late. We hope an EKG test will become the standard of care for all young adults in the U.S.A. 

Mother's Day

Mother's Day is an especially challenging day for mother's whose children have died. We know that pain first hand and are driven to prevent others from experiencing that tragic loss. Thus, Screens for Teens, our cardiac screening program has served and saved many. We are very grateful to those who help raise awareness of the vital nature of our work, like Mary Anne and her son, Kevin.

Is your institution prepared to handle a cardiac emergency?

The NCAA is making it easy for member institutions to put together a plan for cardiovascular care of their student-athletes with this 

Breaking Down the New NCAA Guidelines on Cardiac Screening for Preparticipation Exams

Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is the leading nontraumatic cause of death among NCAA college athletes, so natch, the NCAA wants to change that. Here's what they're recommending for all schools: