Sanjay Sharma

I have a heart condition. Am I at more risk of getting COVID-19 than somebody who doesn’t have a heart condition? No – the infection can be caught by anyone. However, people with underlying heart conditions might be more likely to show symptoms of the infection or to have a more severe infection than others.…

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AHA News

FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2020 (American Heart Association News) — Kelly Naab was waiting in a drive-thru lane with her two young boys in the back seat when her body suddenly felt strange. Her face began drooping. She couldn’t move her right arm or speak. She tried, unsuccessfully, to call for help. Naab – then a…

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HeartCheck

A competitive athlete dies every three days, often of cardiac arrest BY DR. DAVID L. FISCHMAN AND DR. MICHAEL P. SAVAGE, THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY A competitive athlete dies every three days, often of sudden cardiac arrest. With the end of summer and the beginning of a new academic year, tens of thousands of students will be…

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London Eisenbeis

London Eisenbeis had waited two years to ride the giant slide, but her family never thought the thrilling experience would end up killing their 10-year-old The 10-year-old was finally tall enough to go on the park’s biggest slide for the first time and, as she prepared to ‘drop’ down the 273ft-long chute, she could barely…

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living with heart conditions

Getty image by Yuliya Nazaryan Back in November of 2011, when I went in to the hospital for a stress test because I was noticing shortness of breath and an irregular heartbeat, I ended up getting a cardiac catheterization. It was determined that I have non-ischemic cardiomyopathy, left bundle branch block and congestive heart failure. Whenever…

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Heart Murmur ATS HeartCheck

Heart murmurs may signal a potentially serious health issue, but they’re often benign and require no treatment. HOW ALARMED SHOULD YOU be if your doctor says you have a heart murmur? Not very, absent additional tests that suggest a serious problem, says Dr. Mouin Abdallah, a cardiologist with the Cleveland Clinic. He’s also medical director of the…

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limitations of an EKG only

We have all heard stories about kids that are seemingly in excellent health, collapsing suddenly, only to later learn it was caused by an unknown heart condition. What many parents don’t know is that most heart defects can be identified before something happens and most are treatable…..IF they get the proper tests. EKG’s, are a…

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Obesity in kids

by American Heart Association Obesity and severe obesity in childhood and adolescence have been added to the list of conditions that put children and teens at increased risk for premature heart disease, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association published in the Association’s journal Circulation. The statement provides an overview of…

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Heart Screening Questions

HomeBlogContact UsNewsletter Registration Choosing the Right Heart Screening Program Screening youth for heart conditions is becoming more common around the country. You may have already been approached by organizations that offer a variety of heart screening options, all with very convincing statistics. There are, however, major differences that you should be aware of, and important…

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