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Hypertension Can Affect Children Too, Not Just Adults

May 17, 2017

Hypertension Can Affect Children Too, Not Just Adults

Courtesy of The News Minute - If you thought hypertension is a condition that affects only the adults and the elderly, you are totally mistaken. Paediatric hypertension is well on the rise.

Parents Struggle To Cope With Teen Daughter's Sudden Death

May 17, 2017

Parents Struggle To Cope With Teen Daughter's Sudden Death

Courtesy of News WPXI - Months after a 17-year-old athlete had sudden cardiac arrest and died, her friends and family continue to struggle to come to terms with the loss.

Death Of Teen Linked To Consuming Too Much Caffeine Is A Rare Occurrence

May 16, 2017

Death Of Teen Linked To Consuming Too Much Caffeine Is A Rare Occurrence

Courtesy of News 8 WTNH - The death of 16 year old Davis Cripe — after consuming a large soda, latte, and energy drink in two hours — raising the question of how much caffeine is too much?

Parenting: EKG Could Save Your Child's Life

May 14, 2017

Parenting: EKG Could Save Your Child's Life

Courtesy of News-Press - If you’re the parent of a young athlete, listen up. You think your child is healthy. Ten fingers. Ten toes. They grow taller and run and jump and swim. They look every bit the picture of good health. But some very serious problems can lurk under the surface.

Hardaway Heroes Save Her Son’s Life, So She Can Celebrate Mother’s Day Instead Of Mourn

May 13, 2017

Hardaway Heroes Save Her Son’s Life, So She Can Celebrate Mother’s Day Instead Of Mourn

Courtesy of Columbus Ledger-Enquirer - This seemingly healthy 16-year-old sophomore suffered cardiac arrest, stopped breathing and had no pulse.

620,000 People In The UK Are At Risk Of Sudden Death – This Is Why

May 13, 2017

620,000 People In The UK Are At Risk Of Sudden Death – This Is Why

Courtesy of Daily Star - The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has revealed 620,000 people in the UK could be at risk of sudden death.

If Someone You Know Goes Into Cardiac Arrest, You're Their Best Chance Of Survival

May 12, 2017

If Someone You Know Goes Into Cardiac Arrest, You're Their Best Chance Of Survival

Courtesy of The Journal - Seven in 10 cardiac arrests happen in people’s homes, meaning a loved one or friend doing CPR is often a person’s best chance of survival.

Cardiologist Urges Regular Medicals For Players

May 12, 2017

Cardiologist Urges Regular Medicals For Players

Courtesy of Mmegi Online - Top cardiologist, Professor Kiran Bhagat says cardiac arrest can be prevented if sport codes conduct regular medicals for their athletes.

How To Reduce The Risk Of Sudden Cardiac Death

May 12, 2017

How To Reduce The Risk Of Sudden Cardiac Death

Courtesy of Care 2 - Sudden cardiac death is the first manifestation of heart disease for the majority of individuals, particularly among women, meaning they had no idea they even had heart disease until they were literally dying from it.

First Responders Plan Statewide Fight Against Sudden Cardiac Arrest

May 12, 2017

First Responders Plan Statewide Fight Against Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of West Hawaii Today - More than 50 emergency response personnel statewide traveled to Hilo this week, seeking to boost survival rates for people with sudden cardiac arrest.

Energy Drinks The Cause Of Many Sudden Cardiac Deaths In Young People, Researchers Find

May 11, 2017

Energy Drinks The Cause Of Many Sudden Cardiac Deaths In Young People, Researchers Find

Courtesy of Consumer Affairs - High amounts of sugar and caffeine can aggravate underlying heart issues, causing fatal arrhythmias.

'I Am Not Afraid Of My Children Dying But I Want Them To Be Safe In The World' - Mum Whose Kids Inherited Heart Condition

May 11, 2017

'I Am Not Afraid Of My Children Dying But I Want Them To Be Safe In The World' - Mum Whose Kids Inherited Heart Condition

Courtesy of Independent - A mum who suffered a cardiac arrest when she was teenager has spoken about family life with her children, who inherited the same hereditary heart condition.

Brave Kai,10, Had The Skills To Save His Mother After Cardiac Arrest

May 10, 2017

Brave Kai,10, Had The Skills To Save His Mother After Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of Luton Today - A ten-year-old, quick-thinking youngster from Luton saved his mum’s life just a week after learning first aid skills at his Cub meeting.

Tantasqua Student Donates AED To School, Device Saved Her Life

May 10, 2017

Tantasqua Student Donates AED To School, Device Saved Her Life

Courtesy of Mass Live - Two years ago in February, Kathryn Henry was walking to her next class at Tantasqua Regional Junior High School when she collapsed in the stairwell.

Kids Health Matters: Screening For Inherited Heart Defects

May 10, 2017

Kids Health Matters: Screening For Inherited Heart Defects

Courtesy of ABC Action News - A child's heart condition can have bigger importance for a whole family if it's a defect that's inherited.

Harcum Student Will Graduate Thanks To LM Officers Who Saved Her Life

May 9, 2017

Harcum Student Will Graduate Thanks To LM Officers Who Saved Her Life

Courtesy of Main Line Times - In February of last year, Annie FitzPatrick, 20, of Merion nearly died after suffering sudden cardiac arrest in the parking lot of a Wawa in Penn Valley.

High-Salt Diet Putting Teens At Risk Of Heart Disease Later In Life

May 8, 2017

High-Salt Diet Putting Teens At Risk Of Heart Disease Later In Life

Courtesy of CTV News - Consuming too much salt is having a negative effect on teenager's health, and could possibly lead to cardiovascular disease in adulthood.

Sudden Cardiac Death/Ventricular Arrhythmia Risk In Atrial Fibrillation

May 8, 2017

Sudden Cardiac Death/Ventricular Arrhythmia Risk In Atrial Fibrillation

Courtesy of Cardiology Advisor - The risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD)/ventricular arrhythmias is considerably higher in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) compared with patients without AF, according to data recently published in Nature's Scientific Reports.

‘When I Died’: She Collapsed During A Workout. These Quick Decisions Saved Her Life

May 8, 2017

‘When I Died’: She Collapsed During A Workout. These Quick Decisions Saved Her Life

Courtesy of The Herald - It’s not every day you hear a story starting with “when I died,” but that’s how 22-year-old Amber Moloney remembers Feb. 6.

Man Who Restarted His Own Heart Uncovers A Potentially Deadly Genetic Condition

May 6, 2017

Man Who Restarted His Own Heart Uncovers A Potentially Deadly Genetic Condition

Courtesy of ABC Online - Darryl Madder was putting his feet up after a hard day of work at his Cairns nursery one day two-and-a-half years ago, when suddenly everything went dark.