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Ventricular Arrhythmia: Meaning, Types, Causes, Treatment, And Complications

Sep 4, 2017

Ventricular Arrhythmia: Meaning, Types, Causes, Treatment, And Complications

Courtesy of Bel Marra Health - Ventricular arrhythmia (VA) is an abnormal heart rhythm of the ventricles. These are the two lower chambers of the heart that work to pump blood throughout the body.

What A Doctor Wants You To Know About Endurance Athletes And Heart Conditions

Sep 4, 2017

What A Doctor Wants You To Know About Endurance Athletes And Heart Conditions

Courtesy of Body and Soul - If you’re competing in regular fitness challenges, this cardiologist has some important advice.

Austin, Minnesota, Student Athlete Dies 10 Days After Collapse At Practice

Sep 3, 2017

Austin, Minnesota, Student Athlete Dies 10 Days After Collapse At Practice

Courtesy of ABC News - A 14-year-old Austin, Minnesota, football player has died 10 days after collapsing at a team practice, school officials said.

Australians Urged To Learn Lifesaving CPR

Sep 3, 2017

Australians Urged To Learn Lifesaving CPR

Courtesy of SBS - person having a cardiac arrest is more than twice as likely to survive if someone intervenes using CPR in the crucial first minutes but too many Australians wouldn't realise what was wrong or what to do.

MEDICAL MATTERS: Sports Physicals — One Of The Most Important Visits To Your Doctor

Sep 3, 2017

MEDICAL MATTERS: Sports Physicals — One Of The Most Important Visits To Your Doctor

Courtesy of OA Online - It’s that time of year again … time for sweaty teenage boys and girls to flock to clinics and gyms for sports physicals.

Why Did Fit Former Ironman Dean Mercer’s Heart Fail?

Sep 1, 2017

Why Did Fit Former Ironman Dean Mercer’s Heart Fail?

Courtesy of Gold Coast Bulletin - THIS week’s tragic death of ironman great Dean Mercer prompted an outpouring of emotion fitting of a man admired from afar and adored by those closest to him.

Parents: Do You Know Enough About Your Teen Athlete's Sports Supplements?

Sep 1, 2017

Parents: Do You Know Enough About Your Teen Athlete's Sports Supplements?

Courtesy of EIN News Desk - It’s the start of high school football season and there’s no better time for parents to educate themselves to the dangers of sports supplements teenage athletes might be using as shortcuts to quickly add muscle, boost stamina, and get them more playing time on the field.

Save A Life On Campus: Know When, Where And How To Use An AED

Sep 1, 2017

Save A Life On Campus: Know When, Where And How To Use An AED

Courtesy of CSU Source - AEDs (automated external defibrillators) are used to treat sudden cardiac arrest, a leading cause of death in the United States.

Boxer Dies After Suffering Cardiac Arrest In Training Camp

Aug 31, 2017

Boxer Dies After Suffering Cardiac Arrest In Training Camp

Courtesy of Boxing Scene - Angelique Duchemin, WBF female featherweight, suffered a cardiac arrest during a training session on Monday evening at her hometown gym in southern France.

Colchester's Olson Overcomes Heart Defect To Shine On Football Field

Aug 31, 2017

Colchester's Olson Overcomes Heart Defect To Shine On Football Field

Courtesy of Burlington Free Press - The 16-year-old Laker standout, now a junior and one of the state's most feared returning playmakers, considers his chance to play the sport he craves — or participate in any activity — a blessing.

Stetson University Football Player Dies After Collapsing At Practice

Aug 29, 2017

Stetson University Football Player Dies After Collapsing At Practice

Courtesy of WFTV - A 19-year-old Stetson University football player died Monday evening after collapsing during practice.

Tips To Be Fit: Getting To The Heart Of High-Risk Cardiac Ailments

Aug 29, 2017

Tips To Be Fit: Getting To The Heart Of High-Risk Cardiac Ailments

Courtesy of The Philadelphia Tribune - Sudden cardiac arrest and heart attack are two distinct conditions, although more than 70 percent of Americans believe they are the same.

Heart Screening On Top Recruit ‘Probably Saved His Life,’ KU Football Coach Says

Aug 29, 2017

Heart Screening On Top Recruit ‘Probably Saved His Life,’ KU Football Coach Says

Courtesy of The Kansas City Star - “Our cardiac screening probably saved his life,” Beaty said, “is what it winds up coming down to.”

Proposed Mass. Law Would Require AED Training For Students, Parents, Coaches

Aug 29, 2017

Proposed Mass. Law Would Require AED Training For Students, Parents, Coaches

Courtesy of Boston 25 News - The state of Massachusetts is considering adding training requirements for coaches, students and parents in schools that advocates say could save lives.

Undiagnosed Heart Condition 'AFib' May Be Common, Study Suggests

Aug 28, 2017

Undiagnosed Heart Condition 'AFib' May Be Common, Study Suggests

Courtesy of Health Day - Many people at risk for atrial fibrillation probably do have the irregular heart rhythm but have not been diagnosed, a new study reports.

Slow Down If You Don't Feel Well, And Other Things To Look Out For While Running

Aug 28, 2017

Slow Down If You Don't Feel Well, And Other Things To Look Out For While Running

Courtesy of CBC News - Long-distance running and endurance events can be challenging and rewarding — but they can also be dangerous.

Automatic External Defibrillators Save Lives In Amateur Sports And Fitness Centres

Aug 27, 2017

Automatic External Defibrillators Save Lives In Amateur Sports And Fitness Centres

Courtesy of European Society of Cardiology - Automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) save lives in amateur sports and fitness centres.

Few Answers In The Death Of A Bronx Football Player

Aug 25, 2017

Few Answers In The Death Of A Bronx Football Player

Courtesy of The New York Times - An avid athlete, Dominick was at home on the basketball court or in the water, or just running among herds of cows and goats on the Caribbean island of Montserrat, where he spent part of his childhood.

Here’s What You Need To Know About The New Guidelines For High Blood Pressure In Children

Aug 25, 2017

Here’s What You Need To Know About The New Guidelines For High Blood Pressure In Children

Courtesy of Reader's Digest - Sadly, no child is too young to have high blood pressure.

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Symptoms And Causes

Aug 23, 2017

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Symptoms And Causes

Courtesy of News Medical - Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a hereditary condition where the heart fails to pump properly because the heart muscles (myocardium) have thickened (hypertrophied) and become stiff.