Pharmacogenetic testing involves testing a person’s genetics to find out how a certain drug would work in that person. Learn the pros and cons of this testing. Original Article by Kristen Stuppy, MD, FAAP I’ve recently seen increasing numbers of parents who want testing to decide which medication to use for their child’s condition before…

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Heart Screening questions

It a fact automated external defibrillators (AEDs) save lives during a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) event. It’s thought that nearly 60% of SCAs are witnessed and the victim could benefit greatly if an AED was nearby. It is well known that most hospitals have several AED devices placed strategically throughout their facility with a well-managed…

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Elliana Partin’s heart has a leaky tricuspid valve and enlarged right atrium called Ebstein anomaly.

Bolivar girl has rare Ebstein anomaly By Britta Winfrey brittaw@bolivarmonews.co: Jan 9, 2019 Student-athletes get tired during sports seasons, but volleyball season was alarmingly exhausting for one Bolivar player this year.  In October, Elliana Partin, 13, found out she will undergo her first of several necessary heart surgeries on Friday, March 8.  The eighth-grade student’s heart…

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Maternal contributions to the health of her child the focus of special Teratology Society journal issue RESTON, VIRGINIA–Beginning in the womb, a mother transmits a slew of molecules, microbes, and cells to her baby. New insight underscores the importance of their transmission in regulating the development of organs like the brain, heart and immune system.…

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It’s the sound every parent loves hearing. The sound of a healthy heartbeat. A screening on one De Soto teen athlete found something different and it saved her life. For many kids, sports is the heartbeat of their social life. But at that age, few students ever think about their actual heart. “I was a…

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Heart Screening

FAIR GROVE, Mo. An Ozarks family has made it their mission to help screen young people for hidden heart conditions. Devon Parrott and his family found out about his life-threatening heart condition six years ago, after he collapsed at school. Devon’s Beat recently held its first heart screening event in the Springfield area. Fair Grove schools…

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Dominic Franklin

STERLING – The 16-year-old Sterling High School athlete who collapsed Sunday and died after playing basketball during an open gym session at the school was Dominic Franklin, Whiteside County Coroner Joe McDonald said. Preliminary autopsy results indicate he died of heart failure, McDonald said in an email, adding that “there was no indication of prior…

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Discover why AED drills are important and learn how to run an effective drill. AEDs can save lives, but only if educators and administrators are prepared to take action. Tornado, fire, lockdown, and even active shooter drills are the norm for most schools across the country, but when is the last time you scheduled a…

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Original article by Dr. Larry Creswell on athletes and heart health. About Larry / Contact In a study reported today in the New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. Sanjay Sharma and colleagues from the University of London offer the most comprehensive look yet at the utility of cardiac screening for young, competitive athletes—in this case, specifically for elite, adolescent British…

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