High School Basketball Player Collapses, Dies

A 17-year-old Hahnville High School basketball player was found unresponsive by his teammates during a practice Thursday night at the school, and was pronounced dead at a local hospital a short time later, a St. Charles Parish school official said Friday. De’Vante Alexander, a junior at the school from Luling who...

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Dr. Oz on Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Recently Dr. Mehmet Oz, professor of surgery at Columbia University in New York and host of the syndicated TV program The Dr. Oz Show,  took an in-depth look at what parents can do to prevent sudden cardiac death — what he terms “the number one sudden killer in children.” The...

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Student Drowns – Could Be Heart Related . . .

COLUMBUS, Ohio (CBS/WBNS) Rico Butler, a Hilliard Davidson High School student and star athlete, drowned Tuesday night while swimming in a Columbus, Ohio quarry. Police recovered the 17-year-old’s body from a quarry near Dublin and Trabue roads shortly before noon, according to CBS affiliate WBNS. Butler was swimming with several...

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Clinton School Focuses on Sudden Cardiac Arrest

 LITTLE ROCK – Clinton School student Josh Stokes has completed his final school project with a cardiac screening program for children administered by the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Since September, Stokes has worked with the Houston Early Age Risk Testing and Screening (HEARTS) program, designed to screen...

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From the Heart – The Exponent

  Simon Sudman has left a longlasting impact on his parents and siblings (below). More than five years have passed since Simon Sudman — then just 3 months old — took a nap and never woke up. And the more time that goes by, the more his parents become determined...

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Tragic Death of Promising Athlete

The world of golf is reeling from the sudden death of one the game’s up-and-coming stars, Erica Blasberg, who was found dead in her home in Henderson, Nev., a Las Vegas suburb. She was 25, and would have turned 26 next month.   And, as “Early Show” national correspondent Hattie Kauffman...

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Drowning Isn't Just Drowning

By Ball State University (HealthNewsDigest.com) – Lifeguards, managers and other staff at the nation’s aquatic facilities should be trained to use automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to reduce heart attack fatalities — the top cause of death at swimming pools, lakes and beaches, suggests a recently study from Ball State University....

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Teacher Saves Student

By Roche Madden FOX2now.com O’FALLON, MO (KTVI – FOX2now.com) – A 13 year old Francis Howell Middle School student collapsed in P.E. class Thursday afternoon. Austin Redd stopped breathing and his heart stopped beating. Students had just spent a few minutes running in the gym to warm up and for...

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Eastern Carolina University Student Collapses and Dies

  An autopsy says an ECU student who collapsed on campus died because of a heart problem. Terry Paul was a junior chemistry major and collapsed in front of Jones Hall around 2:00 p.m. Thursday.  The Medical Examiner’s Office in Greenville says the student’s death was caused by cardiomyopathy.  The...

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The Debate of Heart Screenings

The St. Petersburg Times ran a story today titled “Medical Experts at Odds Over Value of Cardiac Testing for Kids.”  I love debates.  This topic deserves a real debate so that the facts can come out and we can make an educated and informed decision.  Unfortunately, I don’t think that...

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