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:

60 Minutes Sports on EKG Screening for Athletes

60 Minutes Sports produced a detailed and thoughtful piece on the role of EKG screening to protect college athletes in particular and young adults in general. Unfortunately, this aired on Showtime, so it is not readily available. Just like quality EKG tests for young adults. Oh boy.

How to survive a heart attack

The advice sounds very simple. The best way to survive a heart attack is:

1. Recognize the symptoms.

2. Call 911.

3. Chew an aspirin while waiting for emergency personnel to arrive.

But every year, 133,000 Americans die of heart attacks and another 300,000 die of sudden cardiac arrest—largely because they didn't get help in time. 

Holiday Greetings

SW Lake Lifestyle

We were thrilled to be included in the January 2016 issue of SW Lake Lifestyle Magzine.  They wrote about our recent EKG screeings at Lake Zurich and Stevenson high schools.  Check out page 12 to read more: http://issuu.com/lifestylepubs/docs/sw_lake_2016_1_round3_final_print?e=...

2015 Concludes and Foundation Reaches Over 56,000 Students

We recently concluded our Screens for Teens program for the 2015 school year.  The school-wide EKG screening program has now provided over 56,000 EKGs to area students and given 1,000 students limited echocardiograms since starting the Foundation after Max’s sudden death in 2005.  The Foundation has found more than 1,300 students who required further medical evaluation.