Tag: "sudden cardiac arrest"
Adult with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome Celebrates Major Birthday Following SCA
Austin celebrates his 25th birthday in May. It’s quite a milestone, given that his heart stopped beating three years ago on a softball field. He was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and has had quite the journey since then.
Awareness Needed: Anomalous Aortic Origin of a Coronary Artery
Anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery is the second leading cause of sudden cardiac arrest in teens. Learn why more awareness is needed.
What You Need To Know About Cardiomyopathy Right Now
Cardiomyopathy affects nearly 30,000 children in the US. This infographic teaches symptoms to watch for to help with early detection.
Heart to Heart: Ryan Meets Kirk Urso – Part 2
When Ryan met Columbus Crew player Kirk Urso, he had a new friend and role model. Little did they know they were both living with congenital heart disease.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Your Teen Athlete
While sudden cardiac arrest in the young is rare, it often quickly leads to death. Here's what you need to know in case it does happen.
My Son’s Heart Was A ‘Ticking Time Bomb’
My son, Jordan (pictured top left), is a typical teenager: he has a messy room, forgets to take out the trash and acts silly. But he is also very loving,
You Can Save A Life: AEDs Are Simple To Use And Require No Experience
The functionality of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) is complex. It evaluates the heart rhythm and delivers an electric shock to the heart when it unexpectedly stops. It’s no wonder
What Your Heart History Has To Do With Your Kid’s Sports
It’s a story that we hear too often: a student athlete shoots a game-winning shot and collapses during the celebration. In many cases the underlying cause of that fatal collapse
When teen athletes collapse
It happens. Sometimes teen athletes collapse after showing no apparent warning signs. It happened to Sarah (Steel) Anderson. She went into cardiac arrest at 12 years old after coming home