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Sanjay Sharma

COVID-19: FAQ’s for heart patients by Professor Sanjay Sharma

By site owner | 1,April 2, 2020

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.…

The Strive for Life Foundation honors Molly Wiskur – National Go Red for Women Day

By site owner | 1,February 7, 2020

For National Go Red For Women Day, the Strive for Life Foundation is honoring Molly Wiskur! Molly was a 17 year old junior at Shawnee Mission South when her mom decided at the last minute to sign her up for a heart screening at an ATS HeartCheck clinic. Molly was a cheerleader, played soccer, ran track,…

AHA News

AHA News: Athletic Mom’s Undiagnosed Condition Led to 2 Strokes

By site owner | 1,January 25, 2020

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…

HeartCheck

When tragedy strikes: Preventing sudden cardiac death in student-athletes

By site owner | 1,October 9, 2019

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…