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Heart Screening Questions

Choosing the Right Heart Screening Program

By site owner | 1,February 21, 2019

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 questions you should…

Pharmacogenetic Testing: Personalized Medicine

By site owner | 1,January 27, 2019

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…

Heart Screening questions

AED Management Programs Save More

By site owner | 1,January 21, 2019

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…

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

Repairing a Heart of Gold

By site owner | 1,January 10, 2019

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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