Location & Date

Warren Township High School - O'Plaine
500 N. O'Plaine Rd.
Gurnee, IL. 60031
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Wed. February 20, 2019

Contact & Other Information

Mary Beth Schewitz
Max Schewitz Foundation

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Price: $15.00

  Screens for Teens at Warren HS O'Plaine - 2/20/2019  
Hosted By: Warren Township High School - O'Plaine Campus

DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED FROM 2/6/2019 TO 2/20/2019.  The early registration incentive of 1/23/19 is still effective.

One Max, two missions.
Learn about our cardiac work at heartsmartekg.org
View our conservation work at maxandthewildthings.com

An electrocardiogram (also known as EKG or ECG) is a non-invasive test that measures the electrical activity of the heart and can detect some, but not all, heart abnormalities leading to sudden cardiac death.  An EKG can sometimes indicate the presence of abnormalities which later testing determines are within normal limits. 
There is no known risk associated with receiving an EKG.  There is a possibility of minor skin irritation and redness where the electrodes were placed.

Students selected by the cardiologist will also receive an echocardiogram on test day at no cost. 
An echocardiogram is a non-invasive test that uses sound waves to produce images of the heart.
There is no known risk associated with receiving an echocardiogram.

For asymptomatic young adults, we recommend repeating the EKG test every two years.
The heart changes over time, and some conditions are progressive and may not show on an earlier EKG, and there are conditions which do not manifest on every EKG, so a repeated test better allows capturing these changes and conditions.

Students approved for the free and reduced lunch program at Warren Township High School
will be tested at no charge.

Register early:  All students registered by 1/23/2019
will automatically receive a FREE copy of their EKG by e-mail from the Max Schewitz Foundation.
If you would like a copy after the early registration, there will be a $10 service fee per copy.


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