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

undiagnosed heart conditions.
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Max Schewitz

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


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.


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

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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.   

Is there a difference between being fit and being healthy?

Is there a difference between being fit and being healthy?

Ask yourself two questions:

Is this man fit?

Is this man healthy?

Just because a body builder, or any athlete for that matter, looks strong, sculpted and without a trace of fat, there is no guarantee that he or she is healthy. 

Brothers Bring Screens for Teens to St. Viator HS

Student Kevin Schrieber read an article about the Max Schewitz Foundation. He was intrigued and moved by Mary Beth’s story. Despite his mother doubts ("What if she doesn’t call you back?!"), Kevin contacted Mary Beth to inquire about bringing EKG testing to St. Viator High School. His persistence paid off. Mary Beth did, indeed, call back.