Oct 18, 2016
Michael was born with an obsession for sports, especially football, but unfortunately was also born with a rare heart disease called "Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome (WPW)”. Michael was on his way to a great athletic future, setting his sights on nothing less than a career in the NFL when, during a football practice at Texas A&M, Michael's "WPW" symptoms occurred and almost took his life.
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.
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
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.
Sep 10, 2015
Emily Orta can't remember when she nearly lost her life on the soccer field last year, but it came as a shock to her parents, coach, teammates and everyone who knew her.
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.