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Health Trust Admits Negligence In Discharging Teenage Patient Despite His Mother’s Desperate Pleas

Mar 28, 2017

Health Trust Admits Negligence In Discharging Teenage Patient Despite His Mother’s Desperate Pleas

Steven Brazier, 19, died from a cardiac arrest in February 2014 after his mental health deteriorated under the care of the Kent & Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust

Salt: The Forgotten Killer

Mar 22, 2017

Salt: The Forgotten Killer

Courtesy of The Gleaner - Each year, the Heart Foundation of Jamaica joins with the World Action on Salt and Health (WASH) to commemorate Salt Awareness Week. This year, the week is being celebrated from March 20-26 under the theme Salt: The Forgotten Killer.

Do Not To Hide Illnesses, Heart Foundation Warns Student Athletes

Mar 10, 2017

Do Not To Hide Illnesses, Heart Foundation Warns Student Athletes

Courtesy of the Jamaica Observer - KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Heart Foundation of Jamaica is warning schools, parents and student athletes not to conceal illnesses in order to have the student participate in sports.

International Team Finds Gene That Causes Sudden Death In Young People

Mar 9, 2017

International Team Finds Gene That Causes Sudden Death In Young People

Researchers from Canada, South Africa and Italy have identified a new gene that can lead to sudden death among young people and athletes.

£2.3m For Young People Sudden Cardiac Death Research

Feb 16, 2017

£2.3m For Young People Sudden Cardiac Death Research

Courtesy of BBC News - Kristian Hough was 19 when he suffered a sudden cardiac arrest on holiday on the Isle of Skye and survived, and tests and his family history suggest CPVT.

Student Athletes Afraid To Get Screened

Feb 15, 2017

Student Athletes Afraid To Get Screened

Courtesy of The Gleaner - Consultant Cardiologist of the Heart Foundation of Jamaica, Dr Marilyn Lawrence-Wright, says many athletes are shying away from being screened because of the fear that they might be dropped from their teams.

UWI Research Days Seek To Regularise ECG Tests For Student-Athletes

Jan 24, 2017

UWI Research Days Seek To Regularise ECG Tests For Student-Athletes

Courtesy of the Jamaica Observer - Last year, the Jamaican sporting community was shocked by the passing St George's College football captain, Dominic James due to cardiac failure, and other mishaps related to unknown heart conditions were reported in student athletes.

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.

Dubai To Be Fastest Life Saver During Cardiac Arrest

Jan 11, 2017

Dubai To Be Fastest Life Saver During Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of Gulf News Health - Dubai: Death due to a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) may soon be avoidable in Dubai as Dubai Health Authority (DHA) launched the Dubai Heart Safest City Project by 2020 to be able to save 65 per cent lives of those suffering cardiac arrest.

Class X Student Dies Of Cardiac Arrest While Playing Basketball

Dec 30, 2016

Class X Student Dies Of Cardiac Arrest While Playing Basketball

SURAT: A 16-year-old boy student of class X died of cardiac arrest while playing basketball in his school on Dumas Road.

Your Heart Needs Special Care During Winters – Follow These Five Tips!

Dec 27, 2016

Your Heart Needs Special Care During Winters – Follow These Five Tips!

New Delhi: Numerous researches and experts have labeled winter as the most crucial season for those who suffer from heart ailments.

UAE Gives A Health Check To Youth With Heart Disease On The Rise

Dec 25, 2016

UAE Gives A Health Check To Youth With Heart Disease On The Rise

A group of Emirati cardiologists have launched a campaign to promote early detection of heart disease in young people as part of Weqaya, an ongoing national health awareness effort.

New Measures Aim To Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death

Dec 22, 2016

New Measures Aim To Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death

A new set of clinical performance and quality measures from the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology (AHA/ACC) aims to prevent sudden cardiac death (SCD).

Young Hockey Star Makes Miraculous Recovery After Cardiac Arrest In Arizona

Dec 21, 2016

Young Hockey Star Makes Miraculous Recovery After Cardiac Arrest In Arizona

The beloved 26-year-old former Vancouver Giants player who is considered a top player in the AHL, collapsed Nov. 19 during a game against the Manitoba Moose.

'CPR Training For Children Should Be Compulsory. This Can Save Lives'

Dec 19, 2016

'CPR Training For Children Should Be Compulsory. This Can Save Lives'

In the UK around 270 children die every year of sudden cardiac death. They may have survived if CPR had been started earlier or a correct technique used.

Jogger given CPR by passers-by after suffering a cardiac arrest

Dec 18, 2016

Jogger given CPR by passers-by after suffering a cardiac arrest

Runner James Bailey has thanked strangers who saved his life when he collapsed after a sudden cardiac arrest. The 33-year-old's heart stopped beating when he was just a mile into his run, on Newcastle Road in Congleton. Read more at http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/jogger-given-cpr-by-passers-by-after-suffering-a-cardiac-arrest/story-29992570-detail/story.html#1xWlZkSKpdd0XUbe.99

Campaign to raise awareness of sudden cardiac arrest in South Gloucestershire school children

Dec 18, 2016

Campaign to raise awareness of sudden cardiac arrest in South Gloucestershire school children

Schools are increasing access to lifesaving defibrillators in response to information which states that sudden cardiac arrest kills 12 people a week across the UK.

Here's How To Keep Your Heart Healthy All Year Round

Dec 16, 2016

Here's How To Keep Your Heart Healthy All Year Round

With the Christmas holiday almost upon us we find ourselves running around planning for the festivities and buying presents. However, stop for a moment and take a little time to think about yourself.

Know the signs What is Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome in adults and children, what causes it and what are the symptoms?

Nov 30, 2016

Know the signs What is Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome in adults and children, what causes it and what are the symptoms?

SUDDEN Arrhythmic Death Syndrome can strike both adults and children at any moment but what else do we know about the fatal condition?

Alex might still be alive if he had been screened for heart condition, say family

Oct 21, 2016

Alex might still be alive if he had been screened for heart condition, say family

Alex Parker, 13, of Castle Gresley, died as a result of a cardiac condition after collapsing at Tunnel Woods in Church Gresley while he was walking his dog on September 20.