Club sports teams in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin can obtain reliable and economical cardiac screening for their high school, college and professional level participants from the Max Schewitz Foundation. Although all young adults are at equal risk of having hidden heart conditions, the stress athletes place on their heart can put those already at risk at greater risk. News reports of young athletes dying in the prime of their life attest to the need for more thorough screening to detect hidden cardiac conditions. Better yet, every heart condition has a treatment plan to avoid sudden cardiac death.
Club Cardiac Screening provided by the Max Schewitz Foundation can be held at the Club’s training facility, space and conditions permitting. Turnkey services choices include: EKG only, EKG and echo for select students, or EKG and echo for all club members.. The EKG test takes just minutes per student to administer so most athletes and coaches are able to find a convenient window for screening that does not conflict with the Club members academic or athletic schedule.
WHY THE MAX SCHEWITZ FOUNDATION?
The Max Schewitz Foundation’s medical director and supporting cardiologists have interpreted over 90,000 young adults collected through our program. The CardeaScreen EKG machines are programmed with the latest international criteria for interpreting EKGs of young athletic adults. This provides an optimum balance of catching potentially fatal heart conditions while minimizing false negatives and false positives.
Club cardiac screening requires an individual budget for each team to factor in the various services requested and the team size and location. In general, costs should run between $25 and $75 per athlete. Cost variables include the number of student athlete participants, services provided and travel expenses. Note: we neither bill nor report results to insurance carriers.