Oct 8, 2016
Girl, 17, fitted with life-saving pacemaker after school sceening spots major heart defect
Oct 6, 2016
At Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, the Division of Cardiology is committed to the prevention of cardiovascular disorders that afflict pediatric patients. In 2010, we participated in a pilot study utilizing EKG screening in high school students in Hillsborough County in which more than 600 students were screened with height, weight, blood pressure and an EKG.
Oct 1, 2016
Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation® kicks off its largest annual fundraiser, Public Safety Month, focusing on raising funds and awareness for a health crisis responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths each year – sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Firehouse Subs guests are invited to support this initiative by visiting their local Firehouse Subs restaurant and donating $1, $5 or $25 for a paper medallion throughout the month of October. Proceeds will help the Foundation provide automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and CPR/AED training
Sep 22, 2016
Royal Philips today announced the 20th anniversary and 1.5 millionth sale of its HeartStart line of automated external defibrillators (AEDs), the first AED designed for the layperson. With these milestones, the company is launching a campaign aimed at raising awareness around the prevalence of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), with the goal of educating people about using AEDs and how they can lead the way to save a life.
Sep 22, 2016
This topic has been a serious concern in the football fraternity especially because of the recent cases we have seen with the case of Fabrice Muamba (23 years) being the most popular. Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) occurs when the electric system of the heart malfunctions & suddenly becomes very irregular.
Sep 15, 2016
Hillsborough County students have the opportunity for a free heart screening. The SafeBeat Initiative team welcomes all students, including student athletes, to take advantage.
Sep 14, 2016
The SafeBeat Initiative is offering a free, voluntary opt-in heart screening program to all Hillsborough County public high school students. Please get involved in screening hearts and saving lives.
Sep 13, 2016
Studio 10 Tampa Bay interview with Gul Dadlani, M.D., Medical Director of Pediatric Cardiology at All Children's Hospital regarding sudden cardiac arrest and the SafeBeat heart screening initiative.
Sep 11, 2016
When an athlete has a serious problem with a shoulder, knee or hamstring, frustration and empathy abound. When an athlete has an issue with head or heart, people get scared.
Aug 29, 2016
Courtesy of WTTV - In September 2013, the LaPorte High School junior collapsed during a football practice, and died suddenly.
Apr 25, 2016
A 17-year-old high school senior collapsed during her team’s basketball game in late January, and doctors say her recovery may take as long as a year. Supporters of the teen, who is a junior firefighter, held a fundraiser Sunday, two weeks after she suffered a stroke.
Mar 15, 2016
King McClure was told by doctors after being diagnosed with a heart condition last summer that he could never play basketball again.
Feb 9, 2016
A Minnesota high school runner almost died after collapsing during a run close to his school. On Tuesday, he was honored for making a remarkable recovery.
Feb 9, 2016
Five months ago, a Minnesota teen’s heart stopped for 20 minutes and he stopped breathing after he suffered a full cardiac arrest during cross-country practice. Now, the 16-year-old— who was honored Tuesday by the American Heart Association and his high school for his incredible recovery— is ready to get back on the track.
Feb 2, 2016
Five years ago, 15-year-old Brandon Zapata died from sudden cardiac arrest in an El Camino High School physical education class. A seemingly healthy student, he collapsed at the starting line during routine wind sprints.
Nov 9, 2015
Courtesy of WLWT News 5 - Investigative reporter Todd Dykes discovered, a teenager having fun on a sports field could end up in a hospital emergency room without warning because of a condition called sudden cardiac arrest.
Aug 20, 2015
Courtesy of News4Jax - The classmates of 16-year-old Kysheem Hill gathered at Ware County High School to honor him Wednesday, after Hill collapsed and died while playing basketball at Waycross Middle School Monday.
Aug 10, 2015
RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – When a seemingly healthy young athlete suddenly drops dead while playing sports, it’s tragic and hard to accept.
Jun 19, 2014
Courtesy of The New Yorker - Around midnight on New Year’s Eve, 2002, Kayla Burt, a sophomore guard on the University of Washington’s women’s basketball team, had just finished watching movies with friends and was getting ready for bed.
Jan 13, 2010
This video features a child-friendly demonstration of an electrocardiogram, (ECG/EKG) screening. This video is a great introduction to someone who has never taken this test, or wants to learn more about electrocardiogram-based heart screenings.