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Heart screenings offered to student athletes /National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month

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La PORTE, INDIANA - Free heart screenings will be offered for high school athletes for National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month of October. "Young life is precious. If we could detect any defects we could help save a life," said Indiana University Health La Porte Hospital Doctor Rishi Sukhija. ..."About 250,000 to 400,000 people die from cardiac arrest a year but only about one or two per 100,000 are young people," said Sukhija. "It is not very common but it happens occasionally. Read more...
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Steve S Ryan, PhD's curator insight, October 25, 2013 4:00 PM

What a great Idea! We have all heard of a teenage athlete dying from an undiagnosed heart condition. I hope other communities pick up the idea.

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation - You can save a life

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation - You can save a life | A Heart For Zak | Scoop.it
“ Organizations we support and promote. Sudden cardiac arrest affects about 1,000 people outside hospitals each day in the U.S. and only 10 percent survive. When bystanders provide CPR and use autom...”
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Know the difference between a heart attack and sudden cardiac arrest - liherald.com

Know the difference between a heart attack and sudden cardiac arrest - liherald.com | A Heart For Zak | Scoop.it
“ liherald.com Know the difference between a heart attack and sudden cardiac arrest liherald.com I am often asked if a heart attack and cardiac arrest are the same.”
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Understanding Sudden Cardiac Arrest

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“ Sudden cardiac arrest is often confused with a heart attack. Although a prior heart attack increases one’s risk for sudden cardiac arrest, the two are quite different, with distinct risk factors, treatment options and outcomes. Anatomy of a Heart Attack A circulation problem of the heart causes a heart attack when one or more of the arteries delivering blood to the heart are blocked. Oxygen in the blood cannot reach the heart muscle, and the heart muscle becomes damaged. You can think of a heart attack as a “plumbing problem” in the heart. This damage to the heart muscle can lead to disturbances of the heart’s electrical system. And a malfunction of the heart’s electrical system may cause dangerously fast heart rhythms that can lead to sudden cardiac arrest. Anatomy of Sudden Cardiac Arrest In contrast to a heart attack, sudden cardiac arrest is caused by an “electrical problem” in the heart. It occurs when the heart’s lower chambers (ventricles) suddenly develop a rapid, irregular rhythm (ventricular fibrillation) causing the ventricles to quiver rather than contract. The chaotic quivering motion of the ventricles renders the heart an ineffective pump that can no longer supply the body and brain with oxygen. ” Within seconds, the person loses consciousness and has no pulse. Only immediate emergency treatment, such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and external defibrillation, can prevent death from sudden cardiac arrest. Time is key to surviving sudden cardiac arrest, with chances of survival decreasing about 10 percent every minute without defibrillation. The American Heart Association recommends defibrillation within five minutes of collapse or sooner.
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Facts About Heart Transplant Surgery

Facts About Heart Transplant Surgery | A Heart For Zak | Scoop.it
“ One of the scariest and riskiest operations to have performed is a heart transplant. It’s normally a last resort but is effective in eliminating many challenges that humans face. There are over 3000 heart transplants performed every year.”
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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in Childhood - Journal of the ...

“ Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center, Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, 920 East 28th Street, Suite 620, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407. Copyright 2013, American College of Cardiology Foundation. All Rights Reserved.”
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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association

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“ The HCMA website is designed to help you understand HCM, the HCMA and get active in our community.” When you hear the diagnosis, learn about the disease! The HCMA is a great starting place for those who are just learning and those hoping to reach out to others that understand!
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Good Transplant Outcomes in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy --Doctors Lounge

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Post-heart transplant survival does not differ significantly between patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and those with other types of heart disease, according to a study published in the Aug. 15 issue of The American Journal of Cardiology.
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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy | CHKD Sports Medicine Blog

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy | CHKD Sports Medicine Blog | A Heart For Zak | Scoop.it
“ By Ryan McCann, MSEd, ATC, CSCS On March 4, 1990, Hank Gathers, an All-American basketball player at Loyola Marymount University collapsed during a game. Gathers had collapsed playing basketball a few months ...”
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Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy #LETSCHANGETHEGAME Cardiac Screening in Sport

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“ THE PAD Dealing with The Heart, Cardiac Pacemakers, Electrophysiology and Defibrillators we aim to make all of these subjects simple for the patient and some health care professionals too!”
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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy!

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A New Heart For Zak

“ If you would like to learn how you can help, please visit http://www.COTAforZakM.com.”
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Carol Mortensen's curator insight, May 5, 2013 11:03 AM

Please meet Zak and his family - Quest, Zak's older brother who also had HCM, his little brothers Sutton and M.J., his Dad, Clarence, who also has HCM and is waiting for his own heart transplant, and his Mom, Marki, an amazing, and strong woman!

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Reply - Journal of the American College of Cardiology

“ We thank Dr. Maron and the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association for their interest in our paper (1). Both take issue with the fact that one of the symptoms in this patient cohort was tiredness. Symptoms have to be ...”
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Sleep Apnea or Sleep Apnoea Sleep Disorder – Raise sudden Cardiac Arrest risk

Sleep Apnea or Sleep Apnoea Sleep Disorder – Raise sudden Cardiac Arrest risk | A Heart For Zak | Scoop.it
“ Sleep Disorder - Sleep Apnea or Sleep Apnoea can raise sudden cardiac arrest risk according to a new long-term medical study. This new research was published yesterday in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.”
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Sudden Cardiac Arrest Risks, Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention Information - MedicineNet

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Risks, Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention Information - MedicineNet | A Heart For Zak | Scoop.it
Learn about sudden cardiac arrest causes and risk factors such as drug abuse, abnormal heart rhythms, heart disease, smoking, ventricular fibrillation, high cholesterol, or previous heart attack (not inclusive).
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About Sudden Cardiac Arrest | Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation

About Sudden Cardiac Arrest | Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation | A Heart For Zak | Scoop.it
“ The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation is a Non-Profit organization dedicated toward increasing awareness about sudden cardiac arrest. Join the SCA Community for SCA News, participate in the discussion forum, community blogs, share advice and gain insight.”
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Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation Launches "You Can Save a Life at School ... - PR Web (press release)

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“ Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation Launches "You Can Save a Life at School ...”
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Silencing Sudden Death: Study targets genetics of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Silencing Sudden Death: Study targets genetics of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy | A Heart For Zak | Scoop.it

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Learn about Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy from the HCMA

Filmed at the HCMA office. Lisa Salberg, CEO and Founder of the HCMA shares some information on sudden cardiac arrest in athletes and the general population....
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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association - Is your child or loved one at risk for Sudden Cardiac Arrest SCA?

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association - Is your child or loved one at risk for Sudden Cardiac Arrest SCA? | A Heart For Zak | Scoop.it
This form will help you identify those who may be at risk and who will benefit from additional testing to look for conditions that cause SCA.
The HCMA offers the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Risk Assessment Form, SCARAF, This form should be distributed to all school age children and families. This 2- page form has the AHA 12 point items addressed and written in a manner that a parent is more likely to provide as clinically relevant data to a physician. This document was created with the assistance of Dr. Robert Campbell and the HCMA. It offers 3 options Yes – No – Unsure. Should the parent/you answers Yes or Unsure to any question they are offered 3 steps to follow:
1. Bring this form to your personal physician and discuss cardiac screening.2. Seek an evaluation from a cardiac professional including appropriate testing (ECG, echocardiogram and additional if warrented) and consultation. 3. Share this information with your family.
This tool creates a clinical indication for testing should the parent identify a risk factor; therefore, the clinical evaluation and testing should be covered by all major insurance programs in the USA. This tool also has the power to move beyond the child and to the parent as it is far more common to see a death under the age of 54 and over the age of 24, therefore the parents are at a similar
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Research on Children With Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

“ The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association is a 501c3 nonprofit organization founded in 1996 to serve the hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) community in matters of advocacy, support, and education. The Hypertrophic ...”
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Prevention of Sudden Death in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Progressive decrease in the size of the ICD generator has now made transvenous implants possible in children as small as 20 to 25 kg.
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Zak's Instagram Page Has Been Started!

An Instagram page has been started for Zak. Hope you'll follow us!
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