Every day in the USA,
young adults die from detectable but

undiagnosed heart conditions.
Learn More about ECG screening.

Max Schewitz
1985-2005
95%
Missed

The standard preparticipation physical fails to detect over 95% of conditions that can lead to sudden cardiac death.

60%
Found

A painless, noninvasive ECG test can detect upwards of 60% of the markers of conditions that lead to sudden cardiac death. Yet, an ECG is not a part of the routine physical for young adults.

1
EKG

To fill that gap and protect our young adults, we provide low-cost, high-quality ECG testing supplemented with limited echocardiography for select students.

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: