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Monday, March 25, 2013

Heart Failure in Student Athletes- A Free Live Q & A

PartnersHub is working with the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to produce a free live Q & A to help active families understand the risk factors of sudden heart failure in student athletes.

This is a free, live, on-line Q & A where you can ask questions in real time. It’s a chance to talk to knowledgeable and experienced doctors and get answers right on the spot. The Q and A takes place April 9th from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EST with Jeffrey Towbin, MD and John Lynn Jefferies, MD.

If defibrillation is administered within one minute of collapse, the survival rate for sudden heart failure goes up 90 percent. 
“Timing is key to survival. Waiting even 10 minutes to defibrillate drops the chances of survival to 10 percent,” says John Lynn Jefferies, MD.

Top 5 risk factors for sudden heart failure in student athletes:
  1. Family history of sudden death.
  2. Fainting or family history of fainting.
  3. Family history of arrhythmias or heart muscle disease.
  4. Participation in sports (particularly sports that require a burst of activity like basketball, hockey and football).
  5. Athlete has gone through puberty (an athlete’s body is stronger at this point and has power during the burst of activity).

Check out the link below for more information or to RSVP for the Q & A.

1 comment:

  1. I'm always so shocked when that happens! It happened to a friend of my son and he was only in middle school.


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