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Female Rugby Player, 23, Collapses And Dies After Training Match

Apr 26, 2017

Female Rugby Player, 23, Collapses And Dies After Training Match

Courtesy of Daily Mail - A rugby player who collapsed and died after suffering a head injury during a training match had suffered two other similar injuries in the nine months before her death.

South African Research Team Make A Breakthrough In Cardiology

Apr 7, 2017

South African Research Team Make A Breakthrough In Cardiology

Courtesy of Brand South Africa - A mutation in a gene has been identified by South African researchers as the cause of heart disease and cardiac arrest. It affects the young who are sporty and athletic.

‘Bangungot’: Why Young Men Die Suddenly In Their Sleep

Apr 4, 2017

‘Bangungot’: Why Young Men Die Suddenly In Their Sleep

Courtesy of Inquirer.Net - Over the weekend, I was invited to speak at the Cardio-Connect Asia Pacific Meeting in Hong Kong on why young people, including athletes, die suddenly, without showing any previous symptom related to a heart problem.

HEART-STOPPING MOMENT DJ Reveals How She Went To The Gym… And Ended Up In A COMA

Apr 2, 2017

HEART-STOPPING MOMENT DJ Reveals How She Went To The Gym… And Ended Up In A COMA

Courtesy of The Sun - Rehana Browne, 26, was a fit and healthy young women when she went for a routine workout and, half an hour in, her heart stopped and she went into cardiac arrest

Sudden Death

Mar 31, 2017

Sudden Death

Courtesy of the Leadership newspaper - Sudden death is often described as an unanticipated death which has different causes. It comes as a shock, like a bolt from the blue.

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.