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Jerry Lawler Opens Up On Cardiac Arrest

Jan 19, 2017

Jerry Lawler Opens Up On Cardiac Arrest

JERRY “The King” Lawler made a return to SmackDown Live for the first time in months for Tuesday’s episode but his interview with Dolph Ziggler quickly turned into a horrifying reminder that he nearly died on air in 2012.

Happy Hearts

Jan 19, 2017

Happy Hearts

Courtesy of The Landmark - Local families are celebrating a new state law that will require automatic external defibrillators in every public school in the Commonwealth.

Arrhythmia

Jan 18, 2017

Arrhythmia

Courtesy of the Cleveland Clinic - An arrhythmia (also called dysrhythmia) is an irregular or abnormal heartbeat.

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

Jan 18, 2017

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

Courtesy of the Mayo Clinic - Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the unexplained death, usually during sleep, of a seemingly healthy baby less than a year old. SIDS is sometimes known as crib death because the infants often die in their cribs.

Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia (ARVD)

Jan 18, 2017

Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia (ARVD)

Courtesy of the Cleveland Clinic - ARVD is a rare form of cardiomyopathy in which the heart muscle of the right ventricle (RV) is replaced by fat and/or fibrous tissue. The right ventricle is dilated and contracts poorly. As a result, the ability of the heart to pump blood is usually weakened. Patients with ARVD often have arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythms), which can increase the risk of sudden cardiac arrest or death.

Help Yourself To Heart Health

Jan 18, 2017

Help Yourself To Heart Health

Courtesy of The Boca Raton Tribune - According to the Heart Association, more than 80,000,000 Americans have some form of heart disease. Four culprits – smoking, diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol – play a major role in contributing to heart disease by causing inflammation in the heart’s arteries.

Best Foods For A Healthy Heart

Jan 17, 2017

Best Foods For A Healthy Heart

Courtesy of The Richmond Register - In today’s fast-paced world where convenience trumps healthy home-cooked meals, it has become increasingly to promote heart health with the foods we eat at home, especially because heart disease remains the nation’s number one killer.

Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) Syndrome

Jan 17, 2017

Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) Syndrome

Courtesy of the Mayo Clinic - In Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome, an extra electrical pathway between your heart's upper and lower chambers causes a rapid heartbeat. The extra pathway is present at birth and fairly rare.

Declan’s Life Still Has Value Despite ‘Locked-In Syndrome’

Jan 16, 2017

Declan’s Life Still Has Value Despite ‘Locked-In Syndrome’

Courtesy of the News Letter - The father of a young man heralded for his exceptional resolve in the face of a nightmarish disability known as locked-in syndrome has given his backing to a medical charity’s awards programme.

Brugada Syndrome

Jan 13, 2017

Brugada Syndrome

Courtesy of the Cleveland Clinic - Brugada syndrome is a condition that causes an abnormal heart rhythm in the heart’s lower chambers (ventricles). This irregular heartbeat can cause fainting (syncope) and lead to sudden cardiac death (SCD).

Short Q-T Syndrome (SQTS)

Jan 13, 2017

Short Q-T Syndrome (SQTS)

Courtesy of the Cleveland Clinic - If you have SQTS, your heart beats at a normal rate, but the time it takes to recover (the Q-T interval) is much shorter.

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Jan 13, 2017

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Courtesy of the Mayo Clinic - Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a disease in which the heart muscle (myocardium) becomes abnormally thick (hypertrophied). The thickened heart muscle can make it harder for the heart to pump blood.

School Staff Jumpstart Student's Heart After He Suffers Cardiac Arrest

Jan 13, 2017

School Staff Jumpstart Student's Heart After He Suffers Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of KSL.com - Lewis was running laps in gym class on Tuesday when his teacher noticed he had slumped against the wall and collapsed to the floor, according to Canyons District spokesperson, Jeff Haney.

Via Heart Project, Sequoia Union High School District Host Free Teen Heart Screening Event

Jan 13, 2017

Via Heart Project, Sequoia Union High School District Host Free Teen Heart Screening Event

Courtesy of the Redwood City Patch - Over 350,000 Americans die each year from sudden cardiac arrest, more than breast cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer and AIDS combined.

Long QT Syndrome

Jan 12, 2017

Long QT Syndrome

Courtesy of the Mayo Clinic - Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a heart rhythm condition that can potentially cause fast, chaotic heartbeats. These rapid heartbeats might trigger a sudden fainting spell or seizure.

Family Of Fallen High School Football Player Settles Wrongful Death Suit Out Of Court

Jan 12, 2017

Family Of Fallen High School Football Player Settles Wrongful Death Suit Out Of Court

Courtesy of WMBF (12/16/16) - The wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a Hartsville High football player who collapsed and died during a game in 2012 has been settled out of court, according to documents obtained by WMBF news.

Did You Know That Cold Weather Can Affect Your Heart?

Jan 12, 2017

Did You Know That Cold Weather Can Affect Your Heart?

Courtesy of NetDoctor - It's not hard to imagine someone collapsing from a heart attack in the heat - but what about in cold weather?

Mediterranean Diet May Improve Heart Health and Help Longevity Of Life

Jan 12, 2017

Mediterranean Diet May Improve Heart Health and Help Longevity Of Life

Courtesy of Foods 4 Better Health - It’s no secret that the key to living longer starts with good health and healthy eating habits but did you know you can increase your chances simply by making a few simple changes in your diet?

Free Student Heart Screenings

Jan 11, 2017

Free Student Heart Screenings

Mercy Health High School Student Heart Screenings are FREE and open to any high school student from ninth to twelfth grade or entering ninth grade in the fall.

Rock Hill Schools Mull Random Drug Tests For Student-Athletes

Jan 10, 2017

Rock Hill Schools Mull Random Drug Tests For Student-Athletes

Courtesy of The State - The Rock Hill school district is considering a policy that would call for random drug testing among student-athletes.