Hillsborough Screens Thousands

TAMPA — Hillsborough County schools are entering the national debate over whether to screen seemingly healthy children for heart defects that can lead to sudden death. Beginning next week, free electrocardiogram (EKG) screenings will be offered to thousands of high school students in Hills­borough, the national Cardiac Arrhythmia Syndromes Foundation...

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Tony Dungy Helps Save Kids from Sudden Cardiac Arrest

TAMPA, FL — Each heart beat keeps us alive, but health experts say 7,000 children die each year after their heart suddenly stops. Many are athletes like Matthew Miulli, who in 2005, collapsed on the baseball field at Alonso High School. His parents knew their son had a heart condition...

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Soccer Player Collapses

At approximately 3:45 p.m., Wednesday, March 3, a Magnolia West High School boys soccer player collapsed on the practice field. The athletic trainer performed CPR on the player and also used the AED located in the nearby field house. The player was transported to the hospital via EMT.  Please keep...

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A New Beat in Heart Research

Sudden Cardiac Arrest syndrome (SCA) is poorly understood, but it’s a real danger for the otherwise young and healthy. For no apparent reason, the heart suddenly stops beating, and without treatment death may follow within minutes. It’s why some athletes drop dead on the track and why a young man,...

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Unexplained Car Accident – Student Dead

MARTINSBURG – Derek J. Cuomo was making plans for the rest of his life, his high school wrestling coach said Saturday. Derek, a senior at Central High School, had an early enlistment in the U.S. Air Force, where he would go after graduation in June, Coach John Horton said. “He...

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Player Moves On After Sudden Cardiac Arrest

GREENSBORO — Jesse DeSanto’s heart stopped just after he crossed home plate three years ago. DeSanto, a 16-year-old high school sophomore at the time, was at baseball practice and expected to play shortstop that season for the Manteo High School Redskins. After cardiac arrest nearly killed DeSanto, he fought to...

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Red Bull Accused of Causing Cardiac Arrest

Red Bull Representative Says Drink Is Safe POSTED: 12:38 pm CST March 1, 2010 UPDATED: 6:40 pm CST March 1, 2010    KANSAS CITY, Mo. —   A local man said he ended up in a hospital with heart problems on a day he drank energy drinks.  Charles Harris, 25,...

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NBA Warrior Raises Awareness about Heart Condition

This is the man who crashes for every potential rebound, regardless if he is outweighed. This is the man who spins and dances after most perfect passes he throws, regardless if the crowd of 20,000 is laughing at his moves while cheering. This man walked in front of about 100...

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Penn Offers Genetic Testing for Heart Conditions

Within weeks, doctors at the University of Pennsylvania are planning to start offering some patients a genetic test to predict their heart-disease risk.   The new test will pick up eight potential warning signs written in human DNA. Most likely, these tests will be offered to adults.  Hopefully, we will start...

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