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Researchers Develop First Tool for Predicting Sudden Cardiac Death in Children with HCM

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Scientists funded by the British Heart Foundation have developed the first ever tool to identify children at risk of sudden death from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM).  HCM is an inherited heart condition that causes the heart muscle to become thicker. It can lead to life-threatening abnormal heart rhythms and sudden cardiac arrest, which is the leading cause of death in children with the condition. Most people with…

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Is Outsourcing Our AED Management Program Right for My Company?

By PlusTrac AED Management, Apr 30, 2018 So you already made the decision to take the advice of the American Heart Association (AHA), the American Red Cross and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and implement an automated external defibrillator (AED) program. You know that the AEDs need to be accessible and available…

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Monday, May 21st  Central Heights School District – Richmond, KS Youth Heart Screening FOR AGES 8 TO 25 Only $129 (Financial aid available) Central Heights School District is partnering with ATS HeartCheck to provide parents the opportunity to ensure their kids have no hidden heart defects putting their health at serious risk.  The summer of…

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Saturday, April 28, 2018  Connor Michael Morrison Memorial Heart Screening – Oklahoma City, OK Only $129 (ages 8 to 25) In memory of their son, Connor Michael Morrison, the Morrison family is working with ATS HeartCheck to provide parents the opportunity to ensure their child has no hidden heart abnormalities putting their health at serious…

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What is a left atrial enlargement?

By Tom Seymour Reviewed by Alana Biggers, MD, MPH The left atrium is one of four chambers in the heart and is located on the upper left-hand side. The lower chambers are known as ventricles. The right side of the heart is responsible for pumping blood to the lungs to collect oxygen in a process called…

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Learn the warning signs: Congenital heart defects may go undetected

by Michelle Marsh | Monday, February 26th 2018  ( Perhaps you’ve heard about babies born with holes in their hearts. Did you know that congenital heart defects can go undetected into adulthood? Take the case of Kelly and Mike DiMaggio. Mike DiMaggio had accepted being the caregiver for his wife, Kelly, long ago. She was…

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Update on the Diagnosis and Management of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Heart, Lung and Circulation (2018) 27, 276–279 1443-9506/04/$36.00 POSITION STATEMENT Update on the Diagnosis and Management of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy$ Christopher Semsarian, AM, MBBS, PhD, MPH, FAHMS, FRACP, FRCPA a,b*, on behalf of the CSANZ Genetics Council Writing Group *Agnes Ginges Centre for Molecular Cardiology, Centenary Institute and University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia *Department of…

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