Incredible Medical Research

When I was a little boy, I remember watching the show, That’s Incredible.  It featured all kinds of unbelieveable or freakish things.  I has very low expectations about the show’s credibility.  I just wanted to be entertained.  Today, I am attending the Parent Heart Watch conference.  I sitting with about 30 other families that have...

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Parent Heart Watch – New Website!

Fort Worth, TX – Parent Heart Watch, the national voice solely dedicated to protecting youth from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and preventable Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD), is excited to announce the launch of its new state-of-the-art website made possible by a grant from the Medtronic Foundation. The website, located at...

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SIDS and Long QT Syndrome

This is not new news, but I am always disappointed that it is not discussed by the SIDS advocates.  According to a study, Long QT Syndrome could be responsible for up to 10 – 15 percent of SIDS deaths.  However, we never hear this statistic.  We hear about sleeping on...

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The Screening Debate

Screening high school athletes for heart disease: How much can – and should – we do? by CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL BOSTON STAFF on JANUARY 4, 2010 Mark Alexander, MD, associate in Cardiology I was asked to write this post just before a 17-year-old hockey player died after a practice in Haverhill. While we don’t know...

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Parent Heart Watch Names Executive Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                    Contact: Michele Snyder January 5, 2010                                                 800-717-5828 Ext. 1 Michele@parentheartwatch.org PARENT HEART WATCH NAMES MICHELE SNYDER AS CO-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Parent Heart Watch, the national voice solely dedicated to protecting youth from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and preventable Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD), has appointed Michele Snyder as Co-Executive...

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We Should Screen Student Athletes

Heart Checkups For Kids An increasing number of health experts are recommending screening for heart disease in children, especially those who play sports. One in 100,000 people ages 12 to 24 are estimated to die suddenly as a result of congenital undiagnosed heart malfunctions, and children who play sports are...

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Code Blue Unveiled at High School

High-tech life-saving device unveiled at local high school January 06, 2010, 03:21 AM By Bill Silverfarb Bill Silverfarb/Daily Journal The state’s first video-equipped, two-way communications capable, 24-hour-monitored automated external defibrillator unit, called Code Blue, was unveiled at Sequoia High School’s Terremere Field yesterday. As a registered nurse who has a...

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Infant Dies at Daycare

SIDS . . . that’s what they originally told us when Simon died.  I never really liked that diagnosis because it basically means a child died and we don’t know why.  Fortunately, our medical professionals were not content with this diagnosis either.  They told us to get ECG exams for...

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Support for Screenings Grow

One in 100,000 people ages 12 to 24 are estimated to die suddenly and unexpectedly as a result of congenital undiagnosed heart malfunctions. And children who play sports are nearly three times more likely to suffer sudden cardiac death than their nonathletic counterparts. “Few of the kids actually experience sudden...

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