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Latest Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Screening Stories

2012-05-09 12:03:38

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. The study appears today in PLoS ONE, a peer-reviewed international journal published by the Public Library of Science. It is available online: http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0036821 "In order to cure heart disease, you have to understand its fundamental...

2012-04-19 11:32:33

New study presented at the World Congress of Cardiology organized by the World Heart Federation 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 according to a new study presented today at the World Congress of Cardiology. A study of 692 athletes carried out in the UK, found that LVHT was more prevalent in athletes compared with non-athletes...

2012-03-26 22:03:02

Researchers say current European guidelines lead to many false positives, recommend including race-specific criteria Many athletes undergo cardiac screening to detect possible heart conditions before being allowed to participate in student or professional sports. Current European screening guidelines, which are based on data from white athletes, can lead to the over-investigation and potential false disqualification of healthy athletes of African or Afro-Caribbean descent, according to...

2012-02-13 08:18:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sportlink, Inc., a company dedicated to offering affordable heart screenings to student athletes throughout the nation in an effort to combat Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD), announced today that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Heart Care Centers of Illinois. The partnership allows for Sportlink to offer the Cardiac Life Screen--an echocardiogram and EKG specifically tailored to athletes between the ages of 12-22--in Heart Care Centers of...

2011-11-16 14:55:00

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 heart conditions. Royal Oak, Michigan (PRWEB) November 16, 2011 Beaumont Health System research featured at American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in Orlando A Beaumont Health System program launched in 2007 to screen high school students for sudden cardiac death risk has proven to be a...

2011-11-08 21:30:47

American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Joint Guideline Most of the 600,000 Americans with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) -- a genetic heart muscle disease -- can live normal life spans, according to the first science-based guideline for diagnosing and treating this disorder. The joint recommendations of the American College of Cardiology Foundation and the American Heart Association are published online in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart...

2011-05-26 15:17:05

According to new study in the American Journal of Medicine Sudden cardiac death in young athletes who had not previously exhibited symptoms is a relatively rare yet tragic event. This occurs in around 60-80 young athletes annually in the United States. In the June 2011 issue of The American Journal of Medicine, researchers collected electrocardiograms and echocardiograms of 964 athletes at a single university and found that distinct ECG abnormalities were present in 10% and were more common...

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2011-04-05 07:30:00

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, reports The Associated Press (AP). The findings, published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, come on the heels of the death of a Michigan teenage basketball player who last month collapsed minutes after a game-winning shot, and could influence health screening guidelines for...

2011-04-04 15:00:00

Study Highlights: -- About one in 44,000 college athletes each year suffers sudden cardiac death -- more than previous estimates -- New calculations of young athletes' risk might influence guidelines for health screenings DALLAS, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- About one in 44,000 National Collegiate Athletic Association athletes has sudden cardiac death each year, according to a new study in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. (Logo:...