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Link Between Alcohol Consumption And Cardiac Arrhythmias

Apr 25, 2017

Link Between Alcohol Consumption And Cardiac Arrhythmias

Courtesy of Medical Express - Researchers who studied beer drinkers at the Munich Octoberfest have found that the more alcohol consumed the higher was the likelihood of developing abnormal heart rhythms called cardiac arrhythmias.

Bodybuilder Developed Heart Disease After Taking Anabolic Steroids

Apr 25, 2017

Bodybuilder Developed Heart Disease After Taking Anabolic Steroids

Courtesy of The Irish Times - The family of a man who developed heart disease from anabolic steroids he used for bodybuilding say they hope his death will serve as a warning to others.

Woman Who Suffered Cardiac Arrest Says Big Thank You To Those Who Saved Her Life

Apr 25, 2017

Woman Who Suffered Cardiac Arrest Says Big Thank You To Those Who Saved Her Life

Courtesy of Salisbury Journal - AN Amesbury woman who suffered a cardiac arrest while out shopping says she would not be here today if it was not for the efforts of everyone who came to her aid.

Tampa Teen Dies After Basketball Practice

Apr 25, 2017

Tampa Teen Dies After Basketball Practice

Courtesy of ABC Action News - 13-years-old and already 6 feet 1 inch tall. You bet Alvin Williams Junior dreamed of playing in the NBA.

Health Matters: Screening Your Child's Heart

Apr 24, 2017

Health Matters: Screening Your Child's Heart

Football, baseball, and basketball are just a few sports kids enjoy throughout adolescence. But before they start to play, doctors recommend children have their heart health checked in addition to their yearly physical.

Why Do Fit And Healthy People Suffer Cardiac Arrests?

Apr 24, 2017

Why Do Fit And Healthy People Suffer Cardiac Arrests?

Courtesy of Spectator Health - Sudden cardiac death in athletes or young fit people is often caused by an underlying heart condition such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (where the heart is abnormally enlarged), but up to half of all sudden cardiac deaths are found to have a completely normal heart at post-mortem examination and are classified as ‘autopsy negative sudden unexplained deaths’.

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.