Latest Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Screening Stories
An article, published in Circulation by Laurel K. Leslie, MD, MPH from the Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and colleagues from Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center, has evaluated the lifesaving benefits and costs of screening programs for the prevention of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in children and adolescents.
University of Guelph researchers have found the location and effect of abnormal heart proteins that can cause cardiac failure, a discovery that points to potential new ways to treat the most costly health problem in the world.
Left-ventricular hyper-trabeculation (LVHT) – a feature of certain cardiomyopathies (chronic disease of the heart muscle) – has been found to be more common in black, male athletes.
Many athletes undergo cardiac screening to detect possible heart conditions before being allowed to participate in student or professional sports.
A Beaumont Health System program launched in 2007 to screen high school students for sudden cardiac death risk has proven to be a low-cost, effective, accessible and sustainable method of identifying
Most of the 600,000 Americans with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) -- a genetic heart muscle disease -- can live normal life spans.
Sudden cardiac death in young athletes who had not previously exhibited symptoms is a relatively rare yet tragic event.
A new study states that one in 44,000 athletes in the National Collegiate Athletic Association has sudden cardiac death each year, higher than many estimates for young athletes in other areas.
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