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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:...

2011-03-28 00:00:28

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. Alexis Levi, Executive Director of Alexis Levi Sports Executive, Owner/GM of the Las Vegas Stars Professional Men's Team...

2011-03-17 20:10:27

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia study shows feasibility of ECG screening for risk of sudden cardiac arrest 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). Adding a 10-minute electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) to a history and physical examination identified unsuspected cases of potentially serious heart conditions. Although more research is needed, the preliminary...

2010-10-01 14:00:25

Head to head: Can electrocardiographic screening prevent sudden death in athletes? Should athletes have to undergo mandatory electrocardiographic screening (also known as ECG or heart trace) before competing? Doctors debate the issue in this week's BMJ. Antonio Pelliccia and Domenico Corrado argue that screening athletes for "silent" heart problems would save lives. They say the best evidence of the efficacy of ECG screening on mortality in athletes comes from Italy, the only country where it...

2010-09-14 22:22:46

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. So says a task force of cardiologists and cardiac biologists, headed by Thomas L. Force, M.D., James C. Wilson Professor of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, in the September 14th...

2010-08-25 01:50:13

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, according to research reported in Circulation: Heart Failure, an American Heart Association journal. Researchers found similar survival rates one year after heart transplant surgery between hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) patients (85 percent) and those with other kinds of heart disease (82...

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2010-03-02 08:45:00

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. A new study by researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Heart Center found the addition of electrocardiogram (ECG) testing to the standard medical history and physical examination for young athletes may better identify key cardiovascular abnormalities responsible for sports-related sudden death. In...

2010-02-04 09:00:00

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. She exercised regularly, ate a healthy diet and never smoked. It was the perfect recipe for turning a young mom into a tragic statistic. "Heart disease never crossed my mind," she said. "Even when I woke up that night with an upset stomach, I wasn't thinking heart attack." Then pain shot through her shoulder...

2010-02-01 07:30:00

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. It often goes undetected and, as a result, HCM has the dubious distinction of being the leading cause of sudden death in children, young adults and athletes. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100201/DC46121LOGO ) "Unfortunately, HCM also is a great masquerader,"...

2009-01-26 06:00:00

Though HCM Symptoms Identified, Versus Men NEW YORK, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a genetic heart disease that creates a thickening of the heart wall muscle and is the leading cause of sudden cardiac death in children and young adults (<40). More importantly, although heart disease is the number one killer in women, the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association (www.4HCM.org) warns women remain untreated for cardiac disease for decades, even...


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