Category Archives: HEART-FELT SCREENING

SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST IN SPORTS

Although SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST (SCA) occurs even at young ages and at rest, the likelihood of child and young adult SCA for those with underlying cardiovascular disease is increased by athletic participation. [9. Maron BJ, Epstein SE, Roberts WC. Causes of sudden death in competitive athletes. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1986;7(1):204–214] SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST RECOMMENDATIONS […]

HEART-FELT SCREENING

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Sudden Youth Athlete Death can result from the onset of ventricular tachycardia or another heart arrhythmia 2° to Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. The only symptoms might occur during exercise and/or at rest and include: • Shortness of breath • Chest pain or tightness • Fainting or dizziness • Heart palpitations: heart beating rapidly or irregularly […]