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Ugo Ehiogu's Tragic Death Is A Reminder Of The Risks Faced By Former Athletes

Apr 24, 2017

Ugo Ehiogu's Tragic Death Is A Reminder Of The Risks Faced By Former Athletes

The former Aston Villa and Middlesbrough centre-back has died at the age of 44 after collapsing while hosting a training session, though the underlying causes remain unknown.

Medford Man Rehabbing From Near-Fatal Accident

Apr 22, 2017

Medford Man Rehabbing From Near-Fatal Accident

Courtesy of Boston Herald - A Medford man who fell 20 feet after he was startled by barking pit bulls, spent 90 minutes in cardiac arrest, and survived two nights in freezing temperatures has made a miraculous recovery a year later, with the help of Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.

Why It’s Important To Pay Attention To Your Resting Heart Rate

Apr 20, 2017

Why It’s Important To Pay Attention To Your Resting Heart Rate

Courtesy of The Starting Line - Running is a very simple sport. Getting out the door and moving is the important part, especially for a beginner. Using measurement devices is a choice, not a requirement.

Irregular Heartbeat Can Lead To Other Health Complications

Apr 20, 2017

Irregular Heartbeat Can Lead To Other Health Complications

Courtesy of The Baltimore Sun - Three to five million Americans have atrial fibrillation, an irregular heartbeat. That number is expected to increase significantly in the next decade. If left untreated an irregular heartbeat can cause life-altering complications over time.

How To Save A Life In Seven Steps - AEDdonate

Apr 19, 2017

How To Save A Life In Seven Steps - AEDdonate

Courtesy of Staffordshire Newsletter - "YOU will break ribs" – these words highlight the shocking reality of a life and death situation which anyone could find themselves in.

AED's Becoming More Important In Gyms

Apr 18, 2017

AED's Becoming More Important In Gyms

Courtesy of 7 WDAM - Automated External Defibrillators, or AED’s, are used in situations involving sudden cardiac arrest.

Pre-Sport Physicals Keep Young Athletes Safe

Apr 18, 2017

Pre-Sport Physicals Keep Young Athletes Safe

Courtesy of News Review - Do you have a student-athlete at home? If so, it’s that time of year again to get them in for their yearly pre-participation physical examination (PPE).

Sudden Death: How To Manage Hypertension, Cardiac Failure And Others

Apr 16, 2017

Sudden Death: How To Manage Hypertension, Cardiac Failure And Others

Courtesy of The Guardian - Lately, there has been an increase in cases of people slumping and dying. This trend is particularly worrisome because young people are now being affected.

North Senior Shows Determination To Return To Mound After Cardiac Arrest

Apr 16, 2017

North Senior Shows Determination To Return To Mound After Cardiac Arrest

After a medical scare last August, Devin Safford, a senior at North High School, is putting all of his efforts into his final baseball season. His coaches say his positive attitude and new outlook on life reflects on and off the field.

Prevention Is Always Better Than Cure When It Comes To Your Heart

Apr 15, 2017

Prevention Is Always Better Than Cure When It Comes To Your Heart

Courtesy of The Straits Times - Why is PPS important? It aims to detect heart conditions that are potentially life-threatening as they may lead to sudden death, especially during physical activity.

Heart Screening: What About Young Non-Athletes?

Apr 13, 2017

Heart Screening: What About Young Non-Athletes?

Courtesy of American Heart Association News - Preventing sudden cardiac deaths in young athletes is grabbing headlines as state legislatures and the NCAA tackle the issue with new urgency. But a big group of people is missing from the growing debate.

Sudden Cardiac Death In Young Athletes

Apr 11, 2017

Sudden Cardiac Death In Young Athletes

Courtesy of JACC: Journal of the American College of Cardiology - Sudden cardiac death (SCD) in an athlete is a rare yet highly visible tragedy that generates significant media attention and discussion among medical personnel, sports communities, and laypersons alike.

Raymore Woman Meets Medical Staff That Saved Her Life During Cardiac Arrest

Apr 11, 2017

Raymore Woman Meets Medical Staff That Saved Her Life During Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of Fox 4 News - It's an emotional afternoon for a Raymore woman. She's meeting for the first time the people who saved her life.

Monahans Sprinter Survives Cardiac Arrest

Apr 11, 2017

Monahans Sprinter Survives Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of CBS 7 - Sophomore Isaiah McCalister had fallen to the ground after a sprint, and couldn't get up.

Cardiac Arrest Survivor Beats The Odds

Apr 10, 2017

Cardiac Arrest Survivor Beats The Odds

Courtesy of Pierce County Herald - It was Dec. 26, 2016, and the town of Warren resident had just collapsed from cardiac arrest. She would learn later that irreversible brain damage can occur after about five minutes of cardiac arrest.

It Saved 'Biggest Loser' Life; It Could Save Yours

Apr 9, 2017

It Saved 'Biggest Loser' Life; It Could Save Yours

Courtesy of The Clarion-Ledger - When "The Biggest Loser’s" Bob Harper went to a gym for a workout in February, he had little idea his life would soon depend on a piece of technology.

South African Research Team Make A Breakthrough In Cardiology

Apr 7, 2017

South African Research Team Make A Breakthrough In Cardiology

Courtesy of Brand South Africa - A mutation in a gene has been identified by South African researchers as the cause of heart disease and cardiac arrest. It affects the young who are sporty and athletic.

For Daugherty, Odds Are Meaningless, But Family Is Not

Apr 6, 2017

For Daugherty, Odds Are Meaningless, But Family Is Not

Courtesy of The Daily Evergreen - The 11-year head coach of the WSU women’s basketball team, a mother to twins and survivor of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), Daugherty’s life has taken several interesting twists.

Sudden Cardiac Death Survival, Bystander CPR And AEDs: A Call To Action For Every American

Apr 6, 2017

Sudden Cardiac Death Survival, Bystander CPR And AEDs: A Call To Action For Every American

Courtesy of U.S. News & World Report - Heart disease kills more people than all types of cancer combined. Every year, nearly 450,000 Americans die suddenly from cardiac arrest.

Tragic Teenager Who Beat Cancer As Baby And "Hated Drugs" Had Taken Ecstasy Before Her Death - Inquest Told

Apr 5, 2017

Tragic Teenager Who Beat Cancer As Baby And "Hated Drugs" Had Taken Ecstasy Before Her Death - Inquest Told

Courtesy of Mirror - Sherie-Lea James's last words to here mum were, "I'm loving life - I love you mum" - before suffering a fatal cardiac arrest hours later