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Michael Montgomery Story

Oct 18, 2016

Michael Montgomery Story

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.

School Screening Saves Life of 17 Year Old Girl

Oct 8, 2016

School Screening Saves Life of 17 Year Old Girl

Girl, 17, fitted with life-saving pacemaker after school sceening spots major heart defect

Connor Moore - Survivor Story

Oct 6, 2016

Connor Moore - Survivor Story

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.

King's heart: Baylor freshman playing with defibrillator

Mar 15, 2016

King's heart: Baylor freshman playing with defibrillator

King McClure was told by doctors after being diagnosed with a heart condition last summer that he could never play basketball again.

Minnesota teen runner makes recovery after suffering cardiac arrest

Feb 9, 2016

Minnesota teen runner makes recovery after suffering cardiac arrest

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.

Surviving Sudden Cardiac Arrest: One Teen Athlete's Story

Sep 10, 2015

Surviving Sudden Cardiac Arrest: One Teen Athlete's Story

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.

Death On The Basketball Court

Jun 19, 2014

Death On The Basketball Court

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.