Healthcare Like an Egyptian

Dear Pharoah: I recently read that the Detmold Child died from a heart condition. I’m so sorry. I know that he’s been dead for 6,500 years; however, I’m just getting the news. It’s absolutely incredible that scientists today could examine a mummy and conclude that the cause of death was...

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Today, My Heart is in Michigan

I grew up in Ohio. I graduated from Ohio State. I met my wife there.  I love the Buckeyes.  However, today, as they hold the funeral service for Ryan Fischer, my heart is in Michigan.  Ryan was Grandville’s hockey team captain and he died from an enlarged heart on the...

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Even Reviews Need Reviews – SCA and Childhood Death Review

Even Reviews Need Reviews:  Investigating the presence of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) in the PA Child Death Review Reports By Hilary Gray During my time with Simon’s Fund this summer, I was introduced to the Pennsylvania Child Death Review Program and their work to “promote the safety and well being...

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Hyperbole in the Laboratory

In the end, it always comes down to marketing. Yes, even for scientists – you know, the people that are painstakingly rooted in data, facts, evidence, etc.  They too benefit from hyperbole. “A new study suggests it would be wildly expensive — more than $10 million per life saved —...

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Doc in the Box

“Think outside the box.” This cliche is uttered countless times inside agencies and corporations around this country. I don’t think it is heard too many times inside hospitals or medical practices. However, it should be. There is a big disconnect between the medical community and lay people. We don’t speak the...

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Texas Takes on Screening Young Hearts

This screening approach includes an MRI. This is not included in most of the heart screenings offered around the country so this should yield some interesting data. Alaina Dixon had no idea she had heart problems until she collapsed in cardiac arrest 25 yards from the finish line at the Chevron Houston...

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Study Suggests Sudden Death Happens Off the Field

This is an interesting conclusion. The best part is that they are spending time researching this issue.  Furthermore, if SCA occurs more frequently off the field, then it’s happening a lot, because it is also the #1 cause of death of student athletes. TORONTO – The stories are always shocking:...

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Science Proves the Need for Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act

Earlier this month, a study was published in the Journal of American Board of Family Medicine.  The study finds that 72% of all students that experienced sudden cardiac arrest exhibited symptoms.  This number is much higher than previously thought.  The study also confirms that many of the symptoms are ignored...

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Study Supports ECG Screening

Newswise — ATLANTA, Ga. – University of Washington researcher Jessie Fudge, MD received the Dr. Harry L. Galanty Young Investigator’s Award for excellence in sports medicine research at the 21st American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Ga. on April 24, 2012. Dr. Fudge’s study “Cardiovascular Screening...

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An Arrhythmia Symposium – CVI

Last Sunday, we were fortunate to sponsor and attend a symposium on arrhythmia management.  We heard from some very accomplished cardiologists.  At lunch, we were introduced to the attendees by our friend, Dr. Vicki Vetter.  Here is here intro. It is my great pleasure and honor to have this opportunity...

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