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Triathlete Dies In Ironman's Swim Leg

Aug 7, 2017

Triathlete Dies In Ironman's Swim Leg

Courtesy of SunStar - A SERIES of “unfortunate” events that included the death of a triathlete, injuries and a power failure marked the Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines yesterday.

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.

Mumbai Kids Prone To Excess Weight And Obesity

Jul 12, 2017

Mumbai Kids Prone To Excess Weight And Obesity

Courtesy of The Times of India - India is already the third most obese country in the world and recent trends show that in another eight years it will go higher up in the rank.

When Your Heart Is Not In The Game - Sudden Death On The Sports Field

Jun 27, 2017

When Your Heart Is Not In The Game - Sudden Death On The Sports Field

Courtesy of The Irish Times - GAA player Cathal Joyce woke up at the sideline, surrounded by paramedics, and was so weak he couldn’t lift his arms and didn’t know what was happening.

Shocking Moment ‘Fit And Healthy’ Teenager, 19, Collapses And Dies Moments After Doing Eight Press-Ups At The Gym

Jun 26, 2017

Shocking Moment ‘Fit And Healthy’ Teenager, 19, Collapses And Dies Moments After Doing Eight Press-Ups At The Gym

Courtesy of The Sun - THIS is the shocking moment a 19-year-old described as “fit and healthy” died in a gym during a workout after doing push-ups.

Health Minister Supports Prescreening Of Student Athletes

Jun 22, 2017

Health Minister Supports Prescreening Of Student Athletes

Courtesy of Jamaica Information Service - Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says he is in full support of efforts to encourage the prescreening of student athletes in sports.

1,000 Cases Of Sudden Cardiac Death In Singapore Each Year — That's Equivalent To Three Cases A Day

Jun 19, 2017

1,000 Cases Of Sudden Cardiac Death In Singapore Each Year — That's Equivalent To Three Cases A Day

Courtesy of The New Paper - About 1,000 cases of sudden cardiac death occur among Singaporeans every year.

AFL Player, 19, Goes Into Cardiac Arrest And Has To Be Given CPR On The Field After Being Hit In The Face By The Ball

Jun 18, 2017

AFL Player, 19, Goes Into Cardiac Arrest And Has To Be Given CPR On The Field After Being Hit In The Face By The Ball

Courtesy of Daily Mail - A footy player has been revived on the field after going into cardiac arrest when hit in the face by a ball.

KSAFA Bars Player After Discovering Heart Condition

Jun 17, 2017

KSAFA Bars Player After Discovering Heart Condition

Courtesy of The Star - Since the death of Olympic Gardens player Okeem Forth from a reported heart failure, the Kingston and St Andrew Football (KSAFA) has now mandated that all youth players in its competitions be medically screened and at least one player has been barred after it was discovered that he has an underlying heart condition.

HEART Foundation Of Jamaica Marks CPR Week June 18-24

Jun 15, 2017

HEART Foundation Of Jamaica Marks CPR Week June 18-24

Courtesy of Jamaica Information Service - The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) is observing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Week from June 18 to 24 under the theme ‘Prepare, Respond, Revive’.

Defibrillator Drones To Boost Cardiac Arrest Survival

Jun 13, 2017

Defibrillator Drones To Boost Cardiac Arrest Survival

Courtesy of The Telegraph - Defibrillator-carrying drones promise to dramatically boost survival rates for people suffering cardiac arrest after a new study found they could reach patients four times faster than an ambulance.

Save A Life!

Jun 11, 2017

Save A Life!

Courtesy of The Barbados Advocate - BARBADIANS OF all walks of life are being encouraged to pursue training in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the use of automated external defibrillators.

Pakistani Taxi Driver In Coma In Dubai Hospital After Cardiac Arrest

May 28, 2017

Pakistani Taxi Driver In Coma In Dubai Hospital After Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of ARY News - A Pakistani taxi driver has been in an unconscious state in a hospital in Dubai for over a month after suffering a sudden cardiac arrest in April.

‘Rate Of Heart Attacks Can Be Reduced’

May 26, 2017

‘Rate Of Heart Attacks Can Be Reduced’

Courtesy of The Nation - Concerned with the rise in sudden deaths caused by heart diseases in the country, a United States-based cardilogist, Dr Kamar Adeleke, has resolved to reduce the figure.

New Zealand Rugby Union Player In Coma After On-Field Cardiac Arrest

May 21, 2017

New Zealand Rugby Union Player In Coma After On-Field Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of The Guardian - Bevan Moody was playing for Waitohi against Nelson in a first division match when he collapsed and stopped breathing.

Some 10,000 Belgians Die Each Year Of Cardiac Arrest

May 16, 2017

Some 10,000 Belgians Die Each Year Of Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of The Brussels Times - Around 10,000 Belgians die each year as a result of cardiac arrest, the Belgian Heart Rhythm Association (BeHRA) said Tuesday at the launch of the eighth week of the heartbeat, devoted this year to this affliction.

620,000 People In The UK Are At Risk Of Sudden Death – This Is Why

May 13, 2017

620,000 People In The UK Are At Risk Of Sudden Death – This Is Why

Courtesy of Daily Star - The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has revealed 620,000 people in the UK could be at risk of sudden death.

Cardiologist Urges Regular Medicals For Players

May 12, 2017

Cardiologist Urges Regular Medicals For Players

Courtesy of Mmegi Online - Top cardiologist, Professor Kiran Bhagat says cardiac arrest can be prevented if sport codes conduct regular medicals for their athletes.

Newborn Heart Screening Program Rolling Out Across Ontario

May 12, 2017

Newborn Heart Screening Program Rolling Out Across Ontario

Courtesy of CBC News | Ottawa - A simple handheld screening test is set to help babies born in Ontario with serious heart defects.

Columbia Asia Hospitals, Patiala Conducts A 3-Day Cardiology Camp: Doctors Advocate Greater Caution Against Adverse Lifestyle Risk Factors, Advice Regular Heart Screenings 

Apr 26, 2017

Columbia Asia Hospitals, Patiala Conducts A 3-Day Cardiology Camp: Doctors Advocate Greater Caution Against Adverse Lifestyle Risk Factors, Advice Regular Heart Screenings 

Courtesy of MenaFN - Regular screening and checkups is the key to keep cardiac arrests or cardiac failures at bay.