Latest Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Screening Stories
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.
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:...
Sudden Heart Attacks is the leading cause of medical fatalities to student athletes however, most communities are ill equipped to handle a cardiac crisis Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) March 26, 2011 Sports For Life, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides sports camps for youth has decided to take a stand against the fatalities of athletes due to sudden heart attacks.
A pilot study in healthy children and adolescents shows that it is feasible to screen for undiagnosed heart conditions that increase the risk of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).
Head to head: Can electrocardiographic screening prevent sudden death in athletes?
An abrupt, fatal heart attack in a young athlete on the playing field is a tragedy destined to repeat itself over and over until more is understood about hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a genetic disorder that is the most common cause of sudden death in young people but which affects people of all ages.
Transplant surgery to correct the most common type of genetic heart disease yields similar short-term and potentially greater long-term survival rates as transplant surgery for other heart diseases.
Each year, two in every 100,000 young athletes succumb to sudden cardiac death, fueling a debate over what constitutes a comprehensive health screening prior to sports participation.
DALLAS, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When Mary Gill went to bed that night, nothing would have made anyone think heart disease -- not even Mary. She was thin and 42 years old.
The HCMA Says a Simple Genetic Test Can Tell For Sure HIBERNIA, N.J., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a genetic disease that causes the heart muscle to become abnormally large.