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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.

Community Left in Tears Following Collapse, Death of 9 Year-Old at Basketball Game

Jan 11, 2017

Community Left in Tears Following Collapse, Death of 9 Year-Old at Basketball Game

The Blackshear Times - Classmates, teachers and friends use those words this week to describe Bradley Thomas Stewart. Stewart, 9, died suddenly Saturday afternoon shortly after doing what he loved — playing basketball with his recreation league teammates.

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.

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital To Hold Free Cardiac And Concussion Screening For Athletes On Feb. 4

Jan 10, 2017

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital To Hold Free Cardiac And Concussion Screening For Athletes On Feb. 4

SOMERVILLE– Free cardiac and concussion screenings for young athletes ages 14 to 18 will be held on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset (RWJUH) Family Practice.

Dancing Through Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Raising Awareness For HCM

Jan 10, 2017

Dancing Through Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Raising Awareness For HCM

Courtesy of Lakewood Patch (11/16/16) - LAKEWOOD, OH — At seventeen my life was already mapped out. I would finish high school, attend The Juilliard School, join The Paris Opera Ballet Company and live happily ever after.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Can Also Strike The Young

Jan 9, 2017

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Can Also Strike The Young

Courtesy of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation - Each year an estimated 325,000 people die in the United States from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).

Screening Athletes For Heart Disease

Jan 9, 2017

Screening Athletes For Heart Disease

Courtesy of the NCBI - The most important reason to screen for heart disease is to prevent sudden, unexpected death.

Sudden Death In Young People: Heart Problems Often Blamed

Jan 9, 2017

Sudden Death In Young People: Heart Problems Often Blamed

Courtesy of the Mayo Clinic - Sudden death in young people is rare, but those at risk can take precautions. Find out more about the risk factors, causes and treatments.

3 Sneaky Tricks Of Heart Disease

Jan 9, 2017

3 Sneaky Tricks Of Heart Disease

Courtesy of the Reynolds County Courier - As Americans, our health is far from perfect, but over the decades, we've seen great improvements to medical care and lived longer lives.