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2012-05-30 10:23:59

PHILADELPHIA, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett signed the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act, establishing standards for preventing sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) and death in student athletes. It also requires the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Department of Education to develop guidelines and educational materials, and to implement annual screenings for athletes. Coaches, athletic trainers and sports officials now must be...

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2008-04-22 00:35:00

Parents of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder should consider heart examinations before being prescribed with Ritalin or other stimulants, The American Heart Association said on Monday.The group said that it is not certain that stimulants can increase the risk of cardiac arrest in children, but issued a warning that heart exams are a necessary precaution that should be considered."There's been concern that these drugs might be associated in a very small number of...