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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,…

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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…


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…