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Call For Heart Screening In Schools After Six Young People Found With Defects

Jul 27, 2017

Call For Heart Screening In Schools After Six Young People Found With Defects

Courtesy of Herald Scotland - CAMPAIGNERS are calling for routine cardiac screening in Scottish secondary schools after six young people in Dundee and Perth were referred to their doctor with previously unknown heart conditions after undergoing scans funded by a local charity.

Those With Dutch Ancestry More Vulnerable To Deadly Genetic Heart Disorder

Jul 27, 2017

Those With Dutch Ancestry More Vulnerable To Deadly Genetic Heart Disorder

Courtesy of M Live - West Michigan, a region settled by immigrants from the Netherlands, has thousands of residents of Dutch descent who are vulnerable to a potentially deadly genetic heart disorder, likely tied to a common ancestor.

College Student Makes Amazing Recovery After Severe Brain Damage

Jul 26, 2017

College Student Makes Amazing Recovery After Severe Brain Damage

Courtesy of KTRE - It was just a typical Saturday for a young, college student, playing a pick-up game of football, with his friends. But, 20 year old, Stephen Mask's life completely changed in a matter of seconds.

Suburban Footballer Kadel Key Alive And Kicking After On-Field Cardiac Arrest

Jul 23, 2017

Suburban Footballer Kadel Key Alive And Kicking After On-Field Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of Herald Sun - KADEL Key had lined up to smother a set shot during a suburban footy game when the lights went out.

Teen Athletes, Tell Your Doctor About Family Heart Issues. It Could Save Your Life

Jul 23, 2017

Teen Athletes, Tell Your Doctor About Family Heart Issues. It Could Save Your Life

Courtesy of Miami Herald - Rowing was his life. Every day after school at 4 p.m., Gianluca Iacono headed to Key Biscayne for practice.

A Rugby-Mad Teen Has Had To Give Up The Game – Because Playing It Could Kill Him

Jul 22, 2017

A Rugby-Mad Teen Has Had To Give Up The Game – Because Playing It Could Kill Him

Courtesy of Wales Online - Frank Arentz has been told he could die if his heart rate rises above 180 beats per minute.

He Has The Heart Of A Champion

Jul 22, 2017

He Has The Heart Of A Champion

Courtesy of News Hub - “A poster child for chronic disease.” That’s how Dylan Deem, 25, once described himself. But there’s more – he’s an award-winning athlete, he’s a college graduate, he’s an author . . . he’s a survivor.

Energy Drinks Don’t Belong In A Kid’s Diet, Experts Say

Jul 21, 2017

Energy Drinks Don’t Belong In A Kid’s Diet, Experts Say

Courtesy of Miami Herald - In April, a 16-year-old South Carolina high school student drank a McDonald’s latte, a large Mountain Dew and a 16-ounce energy drink in a span of about two hours. He passed out in art class, and by the time the dismissal bell rang at school that day, he was dead.

Only Five Percent Survive. I’m One Of The Five Percent

Jul 21, 2017

Only Five Percent Survive. I’m One Of The Five Percent

Courtesy of KSOO - On Thursday, May 18 a little past three in the afternoon my life changed. Forever. That morning was just like any other morning.

Know More About Young Heart Attacks And Death

Jul 20, 2017

Know More About Young Heart Attacks And Death

Courtesy of E-Vartha - Heart attack is often thought as a disease of the elderly population and many times neglected by youngsters.

Back-To-School Protection From The Leading Cause Of Death On Campus

Jul 20, 2017

Back-To-School Protection From The Leading Cause Of Death On Campus

Courtesy of Digital Journal - Cardiac risk assessments and heart screenings are not a standard part of well-child checkups or pre-participation physical examinations  – even though the first symptom of sudden cardiac arrest is often death for thousands of kids.

WYATT STRONG: Vallivue Football Player Miraculously Recovers From Cardiac Arrest After Mom Administers CPR

Jul 19, 2017

WYATT STRONG: Vallivue Football Player Miraculously Recovers From Cardiac Arrest After Mom Administers CPR

Courtesy of Idaho Press-Tribune - After being dragged from his family’s swimming pool and complaining of chest pains, he stopped responding to the people around him. He stopped breathing. His heart stopped beating.

Players Must Learn Basics Of Cardiac Treatment To Save Lives, Says Football Agent

Jul 19, 2017

Players Must Learn Basics Of Cardiac Treatment To Save Lives, Says Football Agent

Courtesy of Inside World Football - The agent of a former Cameroon player who died last year after suffering heart problems is calling on FIFA to train all players and coaches in how to treat victims of sudden cardiac arrest.

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)

Jul 18, 2017

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)

Courtesy of News Medical - Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a condition that affects the heart’s ability to pump blood effectively due to the thickening (hypertrophy) of the heart muscle which becomes stiff as a result.

Melbourne Teen's Remarkable Recovery After Going Into Cardiac Arrest

Jul 18, 2017

Melbourne Teen's Remarkable Recovery After Going Into Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of 9 News - Fit and healthy 16-year-old Benny Cooper was just a kilometre from a triathlon finish line 18 months ago when he suddenly collapsed, going into cardiac arrest.

Are Your Employees Prepared For A Workplace Medical Emergency?

Jul 18, 2017

Are Your Employees Prepared For A Workplace Medical Emergency?

Courtesy of SHRM - The American Heart Association (AHA) says most employees aren't prepared to handle life-threatening health issues—like sudden cardiac arrest—in the workplace.

Young Adult Obesity: A Neglected, Yet Essential Focus To Reverse The Obesity Epidemic

Jul 18, 2017

Young Adult Obesity: A Neglected, Yet Essential Focus To Reverse The Obesity Epidemic

Courtesy of Medical Express - Prevention of obesity in young adults, while largely ignored as a target for prevention and study, will be critical to reversing the epidemic.

Outcomes For Long QT Syndrome Patients Treated At Specialty Center Are Better

Jul 17, 2017

Outcomes For Long QT Syndrome Patients Treated At Specialty Center Are Better

Courtesy of Science Daily - Sudden cardiac death, and episodes of fainting and seizures from long QT syndrome are significantly lower than previously thought when patients are diagnosed and treated at a specialty center dedicated to the treatment of genetic heart rhythm diseases.

Putting All Of Her Heart Into Rugged Sports Before ‘American Ninja Warrior’ Tryout

Jul 15, 2017

Putting All Of Her Heart Into Rugged Sports Before ‘American Ninja Warrior’ Tryout

American Heart Association News - She’s extremely fit, courageous and indomitable, a zealous rock climber eager to take on the NBC show’s rugged obstacle course that few can conquer.

The Push You Need To Learn CPR

Jul 15, 2017

The Push You Need To Learn CPR

Courtesy of Harvard Health Publications - After calling 911, do you know what to do if a person is unresponsive and not breathing?