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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…

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

By David Kuluva | 1,August 23, 2019

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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My little girl, 10, died from excitement halfway down a 270ft water slide

By site owner | 1,May 1, 2019

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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What It’s Really Like Living With 3 Heart Conditions

By site owner | 1,April 24, 2019

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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