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The Heart of an Athlete

Feb 9, 2018

The Heart of an Athlete

Courtesy of Long Beach Post - The news often includes heartbreaking stories of young athletes dying during the middle of a game.

Late Archer High School Student’s Heart Continues to Beat Through His Foundation: Smiling Hearts

Feb 9, 2018

Late Archer High School Student’s Heart Continues to Beat Through His Foundation: Smiling Hearts

Courtesy of Gwinnett Citizen - “I’m not much of a traveler, but I’d sure would like to go to heaven,” These are the prophetic words spoken by Nick Blakely just a few hours before his sudden passing from the #1 killer of student-athletes, Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Teen Thanks Healthcare Heroes Who Saved Her Life

Feb 8, 2018

Teen Thanks Healthcare Heroes Who Saved Her Life

Courtesy of Greenwich Post - Seventeen-year-old Kelli MacTaggart of Greenwich has no memory of the cardiac arrest episode that had a multitude of Greenwich Hospital doctors and Greenwich Emergency Medical Service (GEMS) first responders scrambling to save her life last month.

12-Year-Old Who Recently Had the Flu Goes into Cardiac Arrest During Game

Feb 7, 2018

12-Year-Old Who Recently Had the Flu Goes into Cardiac Arrest During Game

Courtesy of News 10 - A 12-year-old Jefferson County girl collapsed and went into cardiac arrest while playing basketball Sunday. She's recently had the flu.

Randy Russell, A 2018 Recruit Already Facing Life Beyond Football

Feb 7, 2018

Randy Russell, A 2018 Recruit Already Facing Life Beyond Football

Courtesy of The All-American - HCM is a leading cause of sudden cardiac death among young athletes, meaning that if Russell’s condition hadn’t been caught, he could have died on the field or during a workout with little or no warning.

Athletes Defy Heart Defects

Feb 6, 2018

Athletes Defy Heart Defects

Courtesy of The All State - Athletes face various challenges every single day, but some of the toughest challenges are the ones fans do not always see. Specifically, challenges with a congenital heart defects.

The Importance of Getting A CPR/AED Certification

Feb 6, 2018

The Importance of Getting A CPR/AED Certification

Courtesy of KUTV - Being trained in CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and in how to use an Automated Axternal Defibrillator (AED) can be invaluable when someone is in serious medical distress.

‘Fit and Healthy’ Teen, 16, Dies After Suffering Cardiac Arrest While Playing Football

Feb 6, 2018

‘Fit and Healthy’ Teen, 16, Dies After Suffering Cardiac Arrest While Playing Football

Courtesy of The Sun - Fletcher Payne, 16, was airlifted to hospital, but passed away two days later.

12-Year-Old Goes Into Cardiac Arrest During Game

Feb 5, 2018

12-Year-Old Goes Into Cardiac Arrest During Game

Courtesy of KMOV - A 12-year-old Jefferson County girl collapsed and went into cardiac arrest while playing basketball Sunday.

Teenage Footballer Nacho Barbera Dies on Pitch ‘After Suffering Cardiac Arrest’

Feb 4, 2018

Teenage Footballer Nacho Barbera Dies on Pitch ‘After Suffering Cardiac Arrest’

Courtesy of The Sun - TEENAGE footballer Nacho Barbera tragically died on the pitch after suffering a cardiac arrest, according to reports in Spain.

Teen Soccer Player Saved by Good Samaritans in Northbrook

Feb 2, 2018

Teen Soccer Player Saved by Good Samaritans in Northbrook

Courtesy of ABC 7 - A 15-year-old boy who collapsed on field in north suburban Northbrook during a soccer game is recovering in a hospital thanks to the good Samaritans who rushed to his aid.

AHA Releases Latest Statistics on Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Feb 1, 2018

AHA Releases Latest Statistics on Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation - There are more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests annually in the U.S., nearly 90% of them fatal, according to the American Heart Association.

Reagan Basketball Player Still Unsure of What Caused Collapse

Jan 30, 2018

Reagan Basketball Player Still Unsure of What Caused Collapse

Courtesy of ABC 12 - A Reagan High School basketball player is back to his normal life after going into sudden cardiac arrest while in gym class.

Following Heart Surgery, T.L. Hanna Basketball Player Clate Pendergrass Has Chance to Play Again

Jan 30, 2018

Following Heart Surgery, T.L. Hanna Basketball Player Clate Pendergrass Has Chance to Play Again

Courtesy of Independent Mail - Nearly three months ago, Clayton Pendergrass's life changed.

Mansfield ISD Coaches, Classmates Save Boy after Collapsing on Field

Jan 29, 2018

Mansfield ISD Coaches, Classmates Save Boy after Collapsing on Field

Courtesy of Fox 4 - Several Mansfield coaches, students and a nurse are being credited with saving the life of a student who collapsed on the football field.

After Suffering Cardiac Arrest as Teen, Heidi Stewart Aims to Educate Others

Jan 29, 2018

After Suffering Cardiac Arrest as Teen, Heidi Stewart Aims to Educate Others

Courtesy of The Columbian - The first thing Heidi Stewart did when she woke up in the cardiovascular intensive care unit was try to wiggle her fingers and toes. The 18-year-old high school senior had suffered sudden cardiac arrest.

Four in Ten Cardiomyopathies - A Major Cause of Sudden Death in Young People - Are Genetic

Jan 24, 2018

Four in Ten Cardiomyopathies - A Major Cause of Sudden Death in Young People - Are Genetic

Courtesy of European Society of Cardiology - Four in ten cardiomyopathies – a major cause of sudden cardiac death and heart failure in young people – are genetic.

When Palpitations Lead to Cardiac Arrest

Jan 22, 2018

When Palpitations Lead to Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of ANI - Fluttering of your heart is not always the sign of love, nor is skipping of a beat. The fluttering could be a sign that you need to pay attention to your heart.

Ceremony Honors Individuals who Saved the Life of Teen Volleyball Player

Jan 21, 2018

Ceremony Honors Individuals who Saved the Life of Teen Volleyball Player

Courtesy of Kenosha News - 17-year-old Franklin teenager was practicing with his B-18 team of the Southport Volleyball Club at the Boys & Girls Club when he fell over.

Neighbour Saves Boy, 11, Who Was 'Minutes from Death' after Collapsing

Jan 21, 2018

Neighbour Saves Boy, 11, Who Was 'Minutes from Death' after Collapsing

Courtesy of Yahoo News - A Queensland mum, with help from her neighbour, has managed to save the life of an 11-year-old boy who went into cardiac arrest.