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2014-05-21 23:01:11

International Experts to Educate About Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in Morristown, NJ Morristown, NJ (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 On May 30-June 1, the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association (HCMA) will hold its 16th annual meeting, “Navigating the HCM Heart” at Morristown Medical Center. According to HCMA, a national, nonprofit organization (4hcm.org), HCM is the most common of all genetic heart conditions, affecting 1 in 500 people – or as many as an estimated 600,000 people in the United...

2014-02-12 12:32:31

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute at Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ, announced today the opening of the Chanin T. Mast Center for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, offering a new approach to the diagnosis and treatment of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM). A congenital disease that causes abnormal thickening of the heart muscle, forcing the heart to work harder to pump blood or relax and fill with blood, HCM afflicts...

2013-12-13 13:30:29

Conventional echocardiography is simple, accurate and cost effective Echocardiography with conventional M-mode and 2D modalities is a simple and cost effective way to increases the accuracy of pre-participation sports screening, according to research presented at EuroEcho-Imaging 2013 by Dr Alexander Kisko from Presov, Slovakia. EuroEcho-Imaging 2013 is the official annual meeting of the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI), a registered branch of the European Society...

2013-10-17 23:32:32

The symptoms of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy are often dismissed, and the condition remains undiagnosed, until a young person experiences a cardiac arrest resulting in death. HCMA and GeneDx team up to identify kids at risk of HCM. Rockaway Township, NJ (PRWEB) October 17, 2013 We've all seen the news headlines about young, school-aged athletes collapsing on the field or court and dying unexpectedly of a heart attack. In many instances, this is due to an undiagnosed heart defect called...

2013-03-11 14:59:55

The risk of cardiovascular sudden death was very small and only about 30% of the incidence were due to diseases that could be reliably detected by pre-participation screening, even with 12-lead ECGs, according to research in a U.S. high school athlete population presented March 10 at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Scientific Sessions. Sudden death in young competitive athletes due to cardiovascular disease is an important community issue, which could impact the design of...

2012-11-27 13:08:05

Authors disagree on real cost of screening While ensuring the safety of high school and college athletes is hardly controversial, the method and associated costs of doing so are hotly debated. Conducting electrocardiographic (ECG) screenings of all young competitive athletes in the United States would cost up to $69 billion over 20 years and save about 4,813 lives, making the cost per life saved over $10 million, according to a study published online today in the Journal of the American...

2012-11-14 14:42:05

Relatives of young people who have died suddenly from a heart-related problem are at greatly increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease according to a study published online today (Wednesday) in the European Heart Journal. The authors of the study say these findings have two major implications; firstly, they strongly support the fact that autopsies should always be performed in cases of young sudden unexplained death; and secondly, since the involved diseases are all treatable if...

2012-07-10 10:29:04

A new study suggests that echocardiography be included as part of screenings to help identify student athletes with heart problems that could lead to sudden death. The Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center study, presented recently at the annual meeting of the American Society of Echocardiography, suggests adding a modified echo to the current practice of taking an EKG, getting a family history and having a physical exam. "EKG is a good tool, but may not be sensitive enough to...


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