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By David Kuluva | 1,March 1, 2018

image: iStock/fstop123 by Lydia Blanco February 27, 2018 Do you know what the No. 1 killer of black women is? Here’s a hint: it’s not cancer. Every year, 50,000 black women die from heart disease, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). Yes, you read that correctly. In 2014, the leading cause of death for black…

Learn the warning signs: Congenital heart defects may go undetected

By David Kuluva | 1,February 27, 2018

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…

Update on the Diagnosis and Management of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

By David Kuluva | 1,February 17, 2018

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…

Kelly Manz’s big heart when it comes to little hearts leads her to the Super Bowl

By David Kuluva | 1,January 26, 2018

BY TOD PALMER January 25, 2018 04:06 PM Updated January 25, 2018 05:42 PM Kelly Manz’s passion for helping babies with congenital heart disease, or CHD, is taking her to the Super Bowl. Manz, a resident of Lee’s Summit, started a nonprofit called CHD Babies after her daughter, Chloe, was born with a heart defect in…

CPR training required for Kansas high school students

By David Kuluva | 1,December 20, 2017

On Dec. 12, the Kansas Board of Education passed a mandate requiring cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, to be taught in all Kansas high schools starting in the 2018-2019 school year. The course will be taught under the health and physical education curriculum and will be taught by staff at the schools. Students will learn basic…

A heart condition ended his college basketball career. It took transferring to discover it.

By David Kuluva | 1,November 27, 2017

By Roman Stubbs November 26 at 9:00 AM Jaylen Brantley, shown last season at Maryland. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post) On the September night his basketball career ended, Jaylen Brantley arrived at his mother’s home in Springfield, Mass., for a family dinner that seemed to have only one rule: There would be no discussion of the sport that…

Childhood heart disease has a profound impact and is under-recognized

By David Kuluva | 1,October 24, 2017

Childhood heart disease has a profound impact and is under-recognized Most people assume heart disease is a lifestyle illness that only affects adults. Kylie Kennedy, Author provided We are all aware of heart disease in men and women. But childhood heart disease and its often profound impact on the health and well-being of children and their families is…

Here’s why even ‘mild’ heart defects may affect kids’ school performance

By David Kuluva | 1,June 29, 2017

Children born with heart defects, even minor ones, perform worse than other kids on third-grade reading and math tests, a new study finds. “While it was not surprising to see this finding in children with severe heart defects, it was a surprise to see that children with heart defects that are often considered mild may…

The Saturated Fat Myth and Heart Disease

By David Kuluva | 1,June 7, 2017

For many decades now mainstream medical advice has been that saturated fat is bad and should be lowered at all costs to prevent heart disease. Surely then there must be strong evidence that saturated fat is a primary cause of cardiovascular problems? Actually there isn’t. Let’s look at the saturated fat myth, how it relates…

The Truth about EKG Screenings

By David Kuluva | 1,April 5, 2017

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…

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