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Teen's Death Prompts Concern Over Cardiac Arrest In Youngsters

Sep 22, 2017

Teen's Death Prompts Concern Over Cardiac Arrest In Youngsters

After doctors said a Fleming Island High School sophomore died from cardiac arrest and irreversible brain damage this week, some parents are concerned and want to know if there are signs to watch for.

Fleming Island Teen Dies After Collapsing In Weight Room

Sep 21, 2017

Fleming Island Teen Dies After Collapsing In Weight Room

Courtesy of News 4 Jax - Two days after a Fleming Island High School sophomore collapsed while working out in the school's weight room, Wolfson Children's Hospital said Ben Johnson died of cardiac arrest and irreversible brain damage.

Holmdel High Lacrosse Player Collapses, Dies During Game At Rutgers

Sep 18, 2017

Holmdel High Lacrosse Player Collapses, Dies During Game At Rutgers

Courtesy of Holmdel Patch - Breaking: The Holmdel High school junior who died Sunday collapsed on the field during a scrimmage at Rutgers University.

College Football Player Dies After Game In Ohio

Sep 17, 2017

College Football Player Dies After Game In Ohio

Courtesy of ABC 2 News - A college football player from the College of Wooster in Ohio died on Sunday, after he was transported to the hospital following a game on Saturday.

Parents Pay Moving Tribute To 'Lovely' Son Who Died After Collapsing Suddenly On Rugby Pitch

Sep 15, 2017

Parents Pay Moving Tribute To 'Lovely' Son Who Died After Collapsing Suddenly On Rugby Pitch

Courtesy of Mirror - Dan Wilkinson was killed by an undiagnosed heart condition - but previous medicals had showed up no issues.

Sudden Death - Can It Be Prevented?

Sep 15, 2017

Sudden Death - Can It Be Prevented?

Courtesy of Switzer Daily - The commonest cause of death in people below the age of 40 is, in fact, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a genetic, excessive thickening of the heart muscle which often, under conditions of stress, such as excessive exercise, emotional stress or the use of legal or illegal drugs, may irritate the heart to the point of cardiac arrest.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest: Warning Signs, Risk Factors; Simple Steps To Save A Life

Sep 14, 2017

Sudden Cardiac Arrest: Warning Signs, Risk Factors; Simple Steps To Save A Life

Courtesy of Times Now - Sudden cardiac arrest is often confused with a heart attack and many people still do not know the difference between these two distinct conditions.

iBeat Partners With Non-Profit SafeBeat To Train Students Across The Nation CPR

Sep 14, 2017

iBeat Partners With Non-Profit SafeBeat To Train Students Across The Nation CPR

Lifesaving watch iBeat partners with SafeBeat, a non-profit that provides free heart screenings for students, to draw awareness to sudden cardiac death in youths and train middle school and high school students CPR.

Teen Of The Week: Cardiac Episode A Life Changer

Sep 13, 2017

Teen Of The Week: Cardiac Episode A Life Changer

Courtesy of The Marietta Times - A frightening episode at the age of 12 could have been fatal for Kate Liston. Thankfully, Kate is now a Warren High School senior using her experience to help other students.

GE Healthcare Approves Employee Deduction Program For SafeBeat

Sep 12, 2017

GE Healthcare Approves Employee Deduction Program For SafeBeat

We are honored to have the support of GE Healthcare and their employees.

Schools Urged To Plan For Cardiac Arrest

Sep 12, 2017

Schools Urged To Plan For Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of Scoop Health - AEDs in schools raises awareness that sudden cardiac arrest may happen to anyone, and it may occur on school grounds or during school activities.

This Is The One Thing At The Gym That Could Save Your Life—And You Probably Have No Clue Where It Is

Sep 9, 2017

This Is The One Thing At The Gym That Could Save Your Life—And You Probably Have No Clue Where It Is

Courtesy of Reader's Digest - Hitting the gym might be great for your heart—but it's also the site of heart attacks. All 50 states require gyms to have this piece of equipment on hand. Do you know where to find it?

Teen's Death Inspires Free Heart Screenings At Hinsdale Central HS

Sep 7, 2017

Teen's Death Inspires Free Heart Screenings At Hinsdale Central HS

Courtesy of ABC 7 - A mother's loss inspired a potentially life-saving event for students at a suburban school.

Preventive Health Care Made Easy With Life Line Screening

Sep 7, 2017

Preventive Health Care Made Easy With Life Line Screening

Courtesy of Gazette Day - Like most people, you probably only visit the doctor for your annual checkup or when you’re sick.

Study Finds Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators Underutilized

Sep 7, 2017

Study Finds Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators Underutilized

Courtesy of UPI - Sudden cardiac death as a result of cardiac arrest is estimated to be the number one cause of death worldwide by 2020.

Boy Whose Heart Stopped After Bite Of Hot Dog Found To Have Rare Condition

Sep 7, 2017

Boy Whose Heart Stopped After Bite Of Hot Dog Found To Have Rare Condition

Courtesy of CNN - 9-year-old boy who was enjoying a hot dog took an overly big bite -- and went into cardiac arrest. But choking wasn't the cause, according to a case study published Wednesday in the journal Pediatrics.

Heart Screenings For Youths Can Prevent Deaths

Sep 6, 2017

Heart Screenings For Youths Can Prevent Deaths

Courtesy of The Times - One student athlete dies every three days from sudden cardiac arrest, which is the leading cause of death on school campuses.

Heart Disease: Children Are Developing Conditions Tied To Aging—And Pediatricians Are On High Alert

Sep 5, 2017

Heart Disease: Children Are Developing Conditions Tied To Aging—And Pediatricians Are On High Alert

Courtesy of Newsweek - “Being young” is not a typical risk factor that comes to mind when thinking about potentially dangerous heart conditions, nor do we expect the pediatrician to test for signs of such problems at an annual checkup.

Heart Screenings The Next Health Focus For Young Athletes

Sep 5, 2017

Heart Screenings The Next Health Focus For Young Athletes

Courtesy of THV 11 - High school football season is underway, along with all the other fall sports. That means parents and students are lining up at doctors’ offices to get cleared to play.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest In Athletes

Sep 5, 2017

Sudden Cardiac Arrest In Athletes

Courtesy of Georgia High School Association - Sudden cardiac death is a condition that results from an abrupt loss of heart function (cardiac arrest). It can occur in anyone, especially athletes with preexisting heart conditions.