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Tragedy (and Hope) in the Basketball Community. What More Can Be Done to Protect Student Athletes?

Dec 20, 2017

Tragedy (and Hope) in the Basketball Community. What More Can Be Done to Protect Student Athletes?

Courtesy of Wimbledon Health Partners - Schools have the choice to add an extra layer of protection when it comes to the safety of their athletes.

Pendleton Coach Paul Sutherland and Hanna Player Clayton Pendergrass Discuss Heart Attacks

Dec 19, 2017

Pendleton Coach Paul Sutherland and Hanna Player Clayton Pendergrass Discuss Heart Attacks

Courtesy of Independent Mail - Sutherland and Pendergrass got together recently at the Independent Mail to talk about their shared experience of suffering a heart attack on the field of play and how the incidents have changed their lives.

It Is Silent but It Is Fatal

Dec 19, 2017

It Is Silent but It Is Fatal

Courtesy of The New Indian Express - Most people are unaware that they suffer from heart disease because the signs and symptoms are not very specific.

Martinsburg Faculty, Staff Recognized for Reviving Student

Dec 19, 2017

Martinsburg Faculty, Staff Recognized for Reviving Student

Courtesy of Herald Mail Media - A handful of faculty and staff members at Martinsburg High School were recognized at Monday night's Berkeley County (W.Va.) Board of Education meeting for their efforts to revive a 17-year-old student who suffered a medical emergency last week.

Plum Sophomore Little Sidelined by Heart Condition

Dec 16, 2017

Plum Sophomore Little Sidelined by Heart Condition

Courtesy of Trib Live - Little, a Plum sophomore, still is getting used to the short-circuiting of a promising football and wrestling career after getting diagnosed last month with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a heart condition that can cause sudden cardiac arrest.

Professor’s Research Could Help Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death of Young Athletes

Dec 12, 2017

Professor’s Research Could Help Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death of Young Athletes

Courtesy of Wimbledon Health Partners - Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death of young athletes who die while competing or training.

18-Year-Old Cardiac Arrest Survivor’s Family Committed to CPR Education

Dec 12, 2017

18-Year-Old Cardiac Arrest Survivor’s Family Committed to CPR Education

Courtesy of The Topeka Capital Journal - When Emma Baker went into cardiac arrest during a school spelling bee nearly five years ago, her family had no idea she had heart disease.

Importance of Athletic Screening

Dec 12, 2017

Importance of Athletic Screening

Courtesy of Siouxland's News Channel - Athletic screenings help prevent the occurrence of sudden death or cardiovascular disease progression in young athletes.

Free Cardiac Screenings Offered to Adolescents

Dec 9, 2017

Free Cardiac Screenings Offered to Adolescents

Courtesy of The Daily Times - For any student athlete taking part in or looking to play sports, having a healthy heart ensures that passion can be long lasting.

'Don't Die. Don't Leave Us.' The Frantic Effort to Save the Life of SC State's Ty Solomon

Dec 9, 2017

'Don't Die. Don't Leave Us.' The Frantic Effort to Save the Life of SC State's Ty Solomon

Courtesy of MSN - Wake County paramedics Greg Rodevick and Rich Eldridge ran across the PNC Arena court last Saturday, heading toward N.C. State guard Markell Johnson and his apparent knee injury.

Memorial for Murray Middle School Student Draws Hundreds for Candlelight Tribute

Dec 8, 2017

Memorial for Murray Middle School Student Draws Hundreds for Candlelight Tribute

Courtesy of The St. Augustine Record - A late-fall evening sky, inky blue-purple in color, was suddenly pierced by orbs of lavender, violet and grape. Dozens of balloons were released at the same time, untethered from the hands that held them, up into the heavens above.

'You Can Do No Harm By Helping' -- AHA Advises Compression-Only CPR

Dec 7, 2017

'You Can Do No Harm By Helping' -- AHA Advises Compression-Only CPR

Courtesy of SiLive - When a person is in cardiac arrest, anything is better than nothing.

How a Central Jersey Soccer Club is Inspiring Coaches to be Trained to Stop Sudden Cardiac Arrest Deaths

Dec 7, 2017

How a Central Jersey Soccer Club is Inspiring Coaches to be Trained to Stop Sudden Cardiac Arrest Deaths

Courtesy of NJ.com - It was Sean's 13th birthday. Fifteen minutes into warmups, Sean collapsed on the field. He was a victim of an undetected heart condition known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

13-Year-Old Who Collapsed, Died in School Gym Had Enlarged Heart

Dec 6, 2017

13-Year-Old Who Collapsed, Died in School Gym Had Enlarged Heart

Courtesy of News 4 Jax - Paris Byrd, the St. Johns County girl who died after collapsing during basketball tryouts Tuesday at R.J. Murray Middle School had an enlarged heart, to medical examiner's preliminary report found.

Student Who Collapsed at Liberty HS Returns to Meet Staff Who Saved Him

Dec 5, 2017

Student Who Collapsed at Liberty HS Returns to Meet Staff Who Saved Him

Courtesy of Fox 12 Oregon - It was an emotional reunion at Liberty High School in Hillsboro Tuesday, as 14-year-old Quillen Franklin returned to the school for the first time since collapsing in cardiac arrest just over two weeks ago.

Hockey League to Improve Safety in Light of 2013 Death of 16-Year-Old Player

Dec 5, 2017

Hockey League to Improve Safety in Light of 2013 Death of 16-Year-Old Player

Courtesy of Cape Breton Post - The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League has unveiled extensive changes to player safety protocols four years after the sudden on-ice death of a 16-year-old prospect from Nova Scotia.

S.C. State Player's Collapse an Important Reminder for Coaches, Medical Personnel

Dec 5, 2017

S.C. State Player's Collapse an Important Reminder for Coaches, Medical Personnel

Courtesy of The Post and Courier - Minutes into a college basketball game, a player collapses.

Time for Action to Improve Bystander Response to Cardiac Arrest

Dec 4, 2017

Time for Action to Improve Bystander Response to Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of Cardiovascular Business - Recent research provided sobering news on Americans’ ability to respond to cardiac arrest, which has about a 10 percent survival rate when occurring outside the hospital, according to the American Heart Association (AHA).

Another Voice: Saving Lives After Cardiac Arrest Requires Change

Dec 3, 2017

Another Voice: Saving Lives After Cardiac Arrest Requires Change

Courtesy of The Buffalo News - Hollywood has sensationalized the image of cardiac arrest patients being miraculously revived after crossing emergency department thresholds, but science tells a very different story.

10-Year-Old Dies of Cardiac Arrest in School Assembly

Dec 1, 2017

10-Year-Old Dies of Cardiac Arrest in School Assembly

Courtesy of Pune Mirror - Students of Caelum High School in Undri and their parents were in for a shock on Thursday morning, when a 10-year-old collapsed at the assembly and was declared dead an hour later.