Location & Date

Glenbrook North High School
2300 Shermer Rd.
Northbrook, IL. 60062
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Wed. November 7, 2018

Contact & Other Information

Mary Beth Schewitz
Max Schewitz Foundation

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Price: $15.00

  Screens for Teens at Glenbrook North HS - 11/7/2018  
Hosted By: Glenbrook North High School

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 Glenbrook North High School
will be tested at no charge.

Register early:  All students registered by 10/24/2018
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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