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Monday, October 22, 2012 | fostoriafocus.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
In his early 30s, Nick Hunter seems too young to have had a heart transplant. But after two years of increasing heart complications from a genetic disorder, Nick, a Tiffin native, received a new heart in early September. It was a traumatic procedure, but one that was necessary to save Nick’s life. “Mentally, going into this, it seemed like it wasn’t real,” Nick said...
Monday, October 22, 2012 | Sbnation.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
With a somber look on his face, Channing Frye walked to the make-shift conference room to talk in more detail about the suddenness of a virus that has rocked his and the Suns for the upcoming season. Suns President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby flanked Frye at the table opening up with genuine remorse over what is happening to his employees, and more important to a member of his family he...
Monday, September 10, 2012 | Wnep.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
A family from Williamsport is dealing with the losses of their mother and sister. Both died within five days of each other from the same heart disease. Two other siblings in the family are living with that same disease. Alan Neidig and his sisters are trying to heal from the tragedy that shook their family from Williamsport this week. “Can it get any worse? It can’t,” Neidig sa...
Friday, August 24, 2012 | Politicalnews.me |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Menendez, Lautenberg Introduce Legislation to Educate Families about Cardiomyopathy Cardiomyopathy Estimated to Affect 30,000 Children U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) introduced the Cardiomyopathy Health Education, Awareness, Risk Assessment, and Training in the Schools (HEARTS) Act, which is designed to increase awareness of the disease and the risk of sudden c...
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 | Dailymail.co.uk |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
A man with a rare genetic disorder will be the first to complete the London marathon with a built-in defibrillator that will zap him back to life if his heart stops mid-race. Chris Taylor nearly died when he went into cardiac arrest suddenly last year. Since then he has worn a small heart-shocking device implanted under his skin similar to footballer Fabrice Muamba’s. Chris, 23, was born w...
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 | Abcnewspapers.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Sisters usually swap toys, clothes and secrets. But Madison and Sidney Rippy have also shared something quite rare – the need for a new heart. Both Madi, 6, and Sidney, 3, have been diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy – a disease that affects the size of the heart and how it pumps. They have also both received heart transplants at the Mayo Hospital. For parents Linsey and Noel Rip...
Monday, August 13, 2012 | Mcall.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
The images flashed on the screen in the auditorium at Emmaus High School: There was Hank Gathers, the All-American basketball player, collapsing and dying on a basketball court in 1990. Then an unnamed girl suddenly collapsing like Gathers in a school hallway. Two teachers rush to her aid, perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation and within two minutes shock her chest with an automated external d...
Friday, August 10, 2012 | Courant.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Hours after receiving a heart transplant, Colby Salerno awoke and spoke to his family, surrounding his bed. "He said, 'I want to make my donor proud,'" his mother, Kelly Salerno, said Wednesday in front of Hartford Hospital, where her son received his new heart Salerno, 24, from Cheshire has been blogging about his stay in the hospital — more than five months — waiting for a ne...
Monday, August 06, 2012 | Buffalonews.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Aisha Rivera needs to undergo a second heart transplant for her third lease on life. And she is only 20 years old. The Hamburg woman underwent her first heart transplant at age 10 in the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center after experiencing cardiomyopathy, a disease of the heart muscle, according to her fiancé, Dennis Brown. He and Rivera's mother, Ana, have been at Rivera's side ever...
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 | Buffalonews.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Aisha Rivera needs to undergo a second heart transplant for her third lease on life. And she is only 20 years old. The Hamburg woman underwent her first heart transplant at age 10 in the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center after experiencing cardiomyopathy, a disease of the heart muscle, according to her fiancé, Dennis Brown. He and Rivera's mother, Ana, have been at Rivera's side ever...
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 | Theprovince.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Twenty-year-old Tyler Smith is catching flak from his cardiac nurse at St. Paul’s Hospital. “He has gained a lot of weight,” says RN Carol Imai, who had last seen the young Revelstoke man six months previously. Smith, who keeps accounts for an auto-repair garage, has a heart that didn’t originally belong to him. Last year, suffering from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy &mdash...
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 | Wjbf.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
It’s estimated that more than 110 heart-related deaths occur in young athletes each year, 80% of these victims experience no abnormal cardiac signs or symptoms. Sadly, there have been four local cases of apparent sudden cardiac death (SCD) just in the last 3 years where athletes aged 17-24 simply collapsed during exercise without warning. Doctors Hospital is offering the first and only scree...
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 | Ahwatukee |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
With a sweepstakes contest that goes through the summer, an Ahwatukee-based organization seeks to donate life-saving defibrillators to community centers, schools and churches. The Ride for Your Heart sweepstakes is carried out by the American Foundation for Cardiomyopathy. The idea stemmed from a growing need for more defibrillators in places where kids spend their time, said Ahwatukee Foothills ...
Thursday, July 12, 2012 | Latimes.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
A 9-year-old boy who collapsed at the Boys & Girls Club of the Harbor Area has died, Costa Mesa firefighters said Friday. Myles Thames fell to the ground at 4:30 p.m. Thursday while shooting hoops on the club's basketball court, according to Battalion Chief Fred Seguin. An autopsy performed Friday morning determined that Myles suffered a cardiac arrest as a result of hypertrophic cardiomyopa...
Thursday, July 12, 2012 | Dailypilot.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Friends, family and classmates gather at Kaiser Elementary School on Friday for a memorial honoring the life of Myles Thames, a third-grader who died last week. A 9-year-old boy who died while playing basketball last week was remembered for his smile and energetic personality at a memorial service Friday in Costa Mesa. Myles "Smiles" Thames attended Kaiser Elementary School, where Friday'...
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 | Herald.ie |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
A WOMAN died of a heart attack due to factors linked to her obesity, an inquest heard. Johanna Janatuinen (30) was discovered dead in bed by her partner Warren Jones on the afternoon of February 6, 2012. The young woman, who was originally from Finland, was morbidly obese at the time of her death, and had a body mass index (BMI) of 40.9. This was about twice the level of normal body ma...
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 | Dailymail.co.uk |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
A couple have accused medics of diagnosing their critically ill 22-month-old son with tonsillitis - when he actually needs a heart transplant to keep him alive. Sean and Lisa Robb said they rushed their son Harry to a minor injuries unit in Ipswich, Suffolk, after he developed severe breathing problems on June 3. But he was sent home with penicillin after doctors wrongly diagnosed him with t...
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 | Pennlive.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Her father’s death at age 26 from sudden cardiac arrest automatically put Janel Simmers into a high-risk category that meant close surveillance by a cardiologist and yearly heart screenings. At age 13, after a screening picked up a problem, she was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy — thickening of the walls of the heart — and not allowed to play sports anymore. A...
Tuesday, July 03, 2012 | Eastwoodadvertiser |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
The mid-game collapse of footballer Fabrice Muamba has received massive press attention this week, as the 23-year-old was left in a critical condition after his heart stopped beating. The Bolton Wanderers midfielder collapsed during an FA Cup tie against Tottenham and needed urgent medical attention to restart his heart. Since his collapse on Saturday, Muamba has been treated at the London Chest ...
Thursday, May 24, 2012 | MPRNews.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
University of Minnesota football player Gary Tinsley was found dead April 6 of a heart condition at the age of 22. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner said he died of an enlarged heart. Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in young athletes, but what factors contribute to this heightened risk in otherwise healthy individuals? Some physicians believe that mandatory EKG screening f...
Thursday, May 24, 2012 | Bexley Times |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
A Bexley couple is holding a jubilee funday to raise money for the hospital which saved their two-year-old son’s life. Benjamin Ballard was born in January 2010 with a range of health problems and his parents, Toby, 40, and Katie, 31, were given the devastating news. They were told their son would not reach his first birthday. He was born with a form of meningitis and cardiomyopathy, a se...
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 | Hendersonpress.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Many 30-somethings worry about the job market, their economic futures, or how to have fun in their off time. But 35-year-old Sean Semon worries about staying alive. The longtime Henderson resident, and former Basic High School football standout, needs a heart transplant to survive. He already has outlived the expectations of his doctors, who, when he was 32, gave him only a year to live without a...
Monday, May 14, 2012 | Kirotv.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
5-month-old infant received the 100th heart transplant performed at Seattle Children’s Hospital on Saturday. Ethan Robbins, from the Puget Sound area, suffered from congenital hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a condition in which a thickening of heart muscle inhibits blood flow through the body, said a Children’s spokesperson. Ethan’s new heart is expected to help him have a b...
Along with booths set up by businesses and organizations, Anthony Miller of the American Foundation for Cardiomyopathy will be on hand raising funds for the foundation. Miller founded the Phoenix-based nonprofit with his wife Stephanie and is the president and CEO. Cardiomyopathy results from a weakened hearth muscle. One symptom is an irregular heartbeat, which can lead to a heart attack. Mill...
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 | 8newsnow.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
The Clark County Coroner’s Office released Spencer Melvin’s cause of death Wednesday afternoon. He died of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which is a thickening of the heart muscle. It is a condition that is usually inherited. The 8-year-old Little Leaguer suddenly collapsed died on his way to a baseball game April 10. Melvin's family was honored by the UNLV baseball team Wednesday...
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 | Thejakartapost.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Italian soccer player Piermario Morosini tragically fell to the ground in a match on April 14. A defibrillator was applied to Morosini, who was conscious, but unfortunately it failed to save his life as he died before the ambulance carrying him could reach the hospital. An Indonesian soccer player, Eri Irianto, of Persebaya Surabaya, died on April 3, 2000 after a heart attack during an Indones...
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 | Shieldsgazette.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
The family of a brave South Tyneside baby who is recovering from a heart transplant will go the distance to thank the medics who saved her life.   Little Llana Qazi received a new heart on February 29 after spending almost eight months in Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital. The 11-month-old, from Westoe, South Shields, was kept alive by a mechanical Berlin heart after suffering from a cond...
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 | Haysfreepress.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
I don’t feel any different,” said Bobby Limon. “I feel like I could run a marathon.” But this seemingly healthy 17-year-old Hays High School junior from Buda can’t run a marathon or play active sports anymore because his heart may give out. Bobby has Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, which researchers say is the leading cause of sudden cardiac arrest in young athletes....
Monday, April 23, 2012 | Shieldsgazette.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
The parents of a baby girl who has received a donor heart after a wait of almost six months have spoken of their joy.   Eleven-month-old Llana Qazi has relied on a mechanical heart to keep her alive since October last year. When she began struggling to sleep and feed properly in September, her mother, Shaz, 39, took her to the doctors. Tests at South Tyneside District Hospital revealed Ll...
Thursday, April 19, 2012 | Shieldsgazette.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
THE parents of a baby girl who has received a donor heart after a wait of almost six months have spoken of their joy.   Eleven-month-old Llana Qazi has relied on a mechanical heart to keep her alive since October last year. When she began struggling to sleep and feed properly in September, her mother, Shaz, 39, took her to the doctors. Tests at South Tyneside District Hospital revealed Ll...
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 | Myrtlebeachonline.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
    Richard Marcus Jordan celebrates two birthdays. The first is Feb. 2, the day he was born. The second is, Aug. 24, the day he received a new life.     Easter celebrates the resurrection of Christ, and while Jordan wouldn’t compare himself to Jesus, his heart transplant 13 years ago did give him a new life and a renewed sense of responsibility for...
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 | Thenewsstar.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Ask pre-teen girls what they wish for and you'll get as many different answers as the colors of polish on their toes. When The Make-A-Wish Foundation asked 11-year-old Khloe Gorman what she wished for, she told them. Ariel. And dolphins. For those of us completely out of the kid loop, Ariel is Disney's "The Little Mermaid." And dolphins, who doesn't know about them? The Make-A-Wish Foundation ...
Friday, April 06, 2012 | Google.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Young men heart death rate higher Young men are more likely than women to die suddenly from cardiac arrest caused by irregular heart rhythms, according to a new report. The risk of death among young people hit the headlines earlier this month when Bolton Wanderers footballer Fabrice Muamba suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch. It prompted calls for footballers to be screened more regularly fo...
Thursday, April 05, 2012 | Indianatimes.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Youth doesn't make you immune to cardiac problems. 23-year-old Fabrice Muamba had an attack in the middle of the game For 78 minutes, his heart stopped beating. Fabrice Muamba, the very fit 23-year-old Bolton Wanderers footballer, collapsed facedown on the field earlier this month after suffering a cardiac arrest. Only prolonged resuscitation got Fabrice's heart beating again. Two weeks on, the ...
Thursday, March 29, 2012 | Northamptonchron.co.uk |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
IT takes a lot to silence a football stadium full of fans. But when Fabrice Muamba suffered a cardiac arrest during an FA Cup quarter-final match, stunned fans from Tottenham Hotspur and Bolton waited with baited breath to see if the 23-year-old midfielder would be resuscitated.   That a fit footballer in his early 20s could go into cardiac arrest shocked many. But cardiac collapse and deat...
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 | Fireengineering.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Rep. Pete Olson (R-Sugar Land) today announced that 20 heart advocacy organizations affiliated with the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Coalition have endorsed his legislation, H.R. 3511, the Cardiac Arrest Survival Act. Olson's bill will help increase the survival rate from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) through development of a nationally uniform baseline of protection for persons who use an automatic exte...
Thursday, March 22, 2012 | Dailymail.co.uk |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Fabrice Muamba was 'effectively dead' for 78 minutes and had to be shocked 15 times before his heart restarted, a doctor revealed today. Medics worked on the Bolton Wanderers footballer for almost an hour and a half last weekend to get it going after he suffered a cardiac arrest. But despite being so close to death, the 23-year-old is now making a 'miraculous' recovery and joking with doctors an...
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 | Dailymail.co.uk |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
When Deb Coleman arrived at hospital to give birth to her second son, she’d been in labour for 12 hours. Doctors said her baby was in distress and she needed an emergency Caesarean. ‘The next thing I recall is waking up and a doctor saying: “Your heart stopped — you’ve been on life support for 18 hours and a medically induced coma for another two days,” ...
Monday, March 19, 2012 | Fireengineering.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Rep. Pete Olson (R-Sugar Land) today announced that 20 heart advocacy organizations affiliated with the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Coalition have endorsed his legislation, H.R. 3511, the Cardiac Arrest Survival Act. Olson's bill will help increase the survival rate from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) through development of a nationally uniform baseline of protection for persons who use an automatic exte...
Thursday, March 08, 2012 | Nbc17.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
A Wake Forest mother is trying to educate other women about heart disease which kills more women than all cancers combined.  Three years ago, Jill Morin was vacationing with her family when she went into cardiac arrest. "My five-year-old son found me in bed sleeping with my eyes open," said Morin. "He ran and got my daughter who called 911." Morin was only 38-years-old when it happened. "...
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 | chagrinvalleytimes.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Charlie McMicken, 3, of Auburn, is spending every day now in Cleveland Clinic, awaiting a new heart. He was admitted last October. His parents, John and Sarah McMicken, are with him constantly, and he is never alone. Charlie has cardiomyopathy, in which the heart muscle thickens and the heart does not pump efficiently. He will remain at the hospital in Cleveland until a transplant heart is avai...
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 | au.ibtimes.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
The expression "he/she died of a broken heart" is often used to describe someone who has died after having been depressed for a long time. Usually that person drinks or drugs himself/herself to death after a desperate period of loss, bitter disappointment, or environmentally induced depression. But there is another situation that brings on all the actual symptoms of a heart attack, usually af...
Monday, March 05, 2012 | Hollandsentinel.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Brent Lubbers can’t help but get emotional when he thinks back to this summer when Beaverdam Christian School received its very first Automated External Defibrillator or AED. His voice was full of passion as he spoke about the safety of the students he oversees as a board member for the small Christian school in Zeeland Township. But it was also evident his heart still aches for the Fennvi...
Monday, March 05, 2012 | Abcactionnews.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
In the electrical technologies class at Dunedin High, there's a young man sitting in the back wearing a blue shirt.  His name is Max Kitchener. "Max is one of my better students," said Mark Hallisey, Max's teacher at Dunedin. Besides learning the electrician trade, Max is also learning other skills - like CPR. "He's the kind of of kid that does pay attention in class when doing th...
Thursday, March 01, 2012 | Pe.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
More than 100 people turned out at Lake Elsinore Outlets when the shopping center supported the American Heart Association’s Go Red campaign with free health screenings. The American Heart Association and Southwest Healthcare helped host Go Red for Women, a free community event that provided free blood pressure screening, body mass index testing, CPR demonstrations and more. Part of the Fe...
Just weeks before he was born, Marty Bishop was diagnosed with a rare heart condition and was not expected to survive birth.   Now the adorable toddler from Yeadon is almost two-years-old and his family are hoping to raise thousands of pounds for the charity that supported him. Marty suffers from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy – a thickening of the heart muscle – and has to visit ...
Thursday, March 01, 2012 | Kptv.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
"That dream fog was filling in," said senior Ben Rebischke, who also won an individual title. "It didn't feel real. It was amazing." "I had butterflies," said senior Josh Christenson about the team's win. "If felt really cool." "We put in the time and effort and we got done what we needed to get done," said junior Brady Andersen. "It feels good." "I'm just proud of these boys and I'm proud of t...
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 | Thestar.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Doctors at the Hospital for Sick Children have mended four broken hearts in time for Valentine’s Day. George Xenarios is just 12 weeks old, but is home in Richmond Hill today with his parents, Kostas Xenarios and Helen Chialtas and sister, Ellie, after a successful heart transplant early last month. The family’s saga began last November, when an otherwise-normal pregnancy became a po...
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 | Columbian.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
As the PeaceHealth Southwest Heart & Vascular Center and the Quinn Driscoll Foundation prepare to host our fourth “Young Champions” Student Athlete Screening Clinic, recent cases of sudden cardiac arrest weigh heavy on our hearts and minds. The loss of two young athletes and the near-death of a third student have raised the visibility of sudden cardiac arrest among active teens, a...
Friday, February 17, 2012 | Usaweekend.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Eat more fruits and veggies, exercise, lose weight and stop smoking: You know those will help protect your heart. Here are three more strategies to consider, based on the newest research: Get your teeth cleaned. People who had their pearly whites professionally scrubbed had a 24% lower risk of heart attack and 13% lower risk of stroke compared with those who never had a dental cleaning, according...
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 | Fox6now.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
The Centers for Disease Control estimates that 14,000 children die each year of undetected heart disease – conditions that may be detected with a more thorough exam. “March Madness is March Sadness to me. My son died March 12th of 1999. So when March comes, it is another sad day for me,” Felecia Stewart said. Felecia Stewart’s son John was a strong-spirited gentle g...
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 | Summitdaily.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
The love for recently passed Summit High School senior Tristan White was palpable as tears were shed, friends hugged and stories were shared at his memorial service Thursday. Pastor Jimmy Humphreys of the Great Divide Calvary Chapel told a packed Riverwalk Center that “we all have an ache and a pain in our hearts today … this is the day where healing begins.” Memories of W...
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 | OttawaCitizen |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
The sudden death of a seemingly healthy and active child is probably the hardest thing for grief-stricken families and friends to bear, much less understand. When it happens everyone, it seems, wants answers to the same questions: How could this have happened, and how do you prevent it? Those questions aren't easy to answer, says Dr. Michael Gollob, a cardiac arrhythmia specialist at the Unive...
Friday, February 10, 2012 | thestar.co.uk |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
MANY people consider heart disease to be solely a male problem, a condition that tends to only be a worry for overweight men in their 60s and 70s.   But that misconception masks the frightening fact that heart problems kill 1,400 women in South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire every year. Heart disease is the region’s biggest killer of women, who are three times more likely to die from...
Tuesday, February 07, 2012 | Ocregister.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Donovan Ho, 17, felt his heart beat a little faster as he stood at a microphone in front of a room full of strangers, wearing black skinny jeans and an untucked shirt and tie. Two years ago, Donovan was lying in a UCLA hospital bed waiting for a heart to become available for transplant. What sustained him were a series of smaller donations – in all, 72 units of blood, plasma and platelets &...
Tuesday, February 07, 2012 | Thisisstaffordshire.co.uk |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Student Chris Taylor is planning to become the first person to finish the London Marathon – complete with a rare heart condition and a defibrillator fitted to his chest. The 22-year-old will have to walk the famous 26-mile 385-yard course because of his condition. ​CHALLENGE: Chris Taylor is aiming to complete the London Marathon with a defibrillator fitted to his chest. Picture...
Friday, February 03, 2012 | Kare11.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Right now in Minnesota there are eight children waiting for hearts at Minnesota transplant centers, including three-year-old Grace O'Masta of Eagan. If home is where your heart is then for Grace home is her hospital room at the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital in Minneapolis. She's been living there for five-and-a-half months, connected to a heart-assist device called th...
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 | Websterkirkwoodtimes.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
A team of men who regularly play ice hockey together were recognized by the Kirkwood City Council on Jan. 19 for their rapid, life-saving response to another player who collapsed on the ice on Nov. 14. The Jaguars and the Renegades were in the middle of a Hockey North America League game at the Kirkwood Ice Rink, when the Renegades' goal tender collapsed. Ice rink Manager Mike Krafft quickly c...
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 | Mercurynews.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Hugo Campos has a small computer buried in his chest to help keep him alive. But he has no idea what it says about his faulty heart. All the raw data it collects, especially any erratic rhythms it controls with shocks, goes directly to the manufacturer. And some of it later gets sent to his doctor. But Campos had to step onto a national stage in his fight to see the data his body produces. Hi...
Thursday, January 26, 2012 | Todayonline.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
About 5,000 people yesterday broke the record for the world's largest Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training session, which marked the second National Life Saving Day here. The feat came with a serious message: That learning how to use the AED may save lives. This, as about 1,400 people collapse out of hospital each year in Singapore, with only about 20 per cent receiving cardiopulmona...
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 | Todaystmj4.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
The Ozaukee County Coroner determined Thursday that Grafton High School basketball player Joshua Davis-Joiner likely died of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a genetic thickening of the heart muscle that often leads to sudden cardiac arrest. Davis-Joiner, 17, collapsed during practice Monday evening and died later that night. For electrocardiographer Paul Johnson, Davis-Joiner's death is both ...
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 | Freep.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
There are days when Jocelyn Leonard thinks her son Wes is still alive. Maybe he's over at a friend's house. Maybe he's out lifting weights or shooting baskets. One more game, Mom, one more game; and she thinks, for one wonderful moment, that he will be right back. Wes, give me your dirty clothes. Wes, get ready for school. Wes, what are you doing? But then she stops herself. Her son has been dea...
Monday, January 23, 2012 | bbc.co.uk |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
The failure to turn off a specific gene at the right time in an embryo's development could mean illness later in life. Mice in which the gene was left active were born apparently healthy, but suffered heart muscle problems later. A heart charity said it might one day be possible to fix the genetic switch. The science of "epigenetics", which places importance not just on the genes you carry, but...
Thursday, January 19, 2012 | Rapidcityjournal.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
It was the best $60 that Scott and Sarah Lepke ever spent. In November 2010, the Lepkes opted to pay the extra money for an optional athletic heart screening for their son, Matt. The ultrasound test, through Transmed Inc.'s Screening America program, was offered by the Beresford School District. The Lepkes' decision was more about supporting the sports program at the school, where Scott was the h...
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 | Wfaa.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
"Do you remember the one shock?" asked Jim Hyland of his wife, as she rested in a McKinney hospital bed. "Not really, huh?" Cay Hyland doesn't remember anything about Christmas Eve, but her husband will never forget it. "She went into cardiac arrest," Jim said. "Her monitor went off. And it's a very, very loud siren when it goes off. And it said if she didn't respond, it was going to shock h...
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 | Healthjockey.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Running is one activity where the cardiac muscles come into play. With regards to this aspect, the safety of running races and marathons has become a matter of concern. Nevertheless, ardent runners could be relieved as scientists from the Massachusetts General Hospital have disclosed that marathon or half-marathon participation may not be linked to growing risk for cardiac arrest. For the anal...
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 | Katu.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
The family of a 12-year-old boy who collapsed during basketball practice on Friday says he has awakened, according to an update that was posted by a family member on Facebook. Monday, a spokesperson with Oregon Health and Science University told KATU News Arzate is now in good condition. Isaac Arzate collapsed while resting on the sidelines at Scott Elementary School. He had begun to feel win...
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 | Jacksonville.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
The Jack Del Rio Foundation will fund the purchase of life-saving automated external defibrillators for six Northeast Florida recreation centers and athletic associations. The foundation formed by the former Jacksonville Jaguars coach and his wife, Linda, will award grants for the equipment as part of Keeping Young Athletes in the Game, a wider community initiative promoting safety in student ...
Monday, January 09, 2012 | www.dailymail.co.uk |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Kai Clark miraculously beat the odds to survive a heart attack aged just two after medics declared him dead for six minutes. The toddler, now three, and his grateful family yesterday met with the doctors and paramedics who saved his life after his heart stopped beating. Determined not to let the youngster slip away, Dr Rich Lyon continued to work on his tiny heart, when he was struck down with a...
Monday, January 02, 2012 | cbsnews.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Texas teenager whose YouTube videos inspired viewers worldwide during his shortened life has been remembered at his funeral in Austin as someone who loved life — and God.   Ben Breedlove died Christmas Day of cardiac arrest at age 18. He'd suffered from a heart condition known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. It's a disease that makes it difficult for the heart to pump blood properly. ...
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 | Usatoday.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
It's the grimmest of holiday statistics: Heart-attack deaths peak on three days of the year, and one of them is Christmas. The other two are the day after Christmas and New Year's Day. Talk about your lump of coal. And it gets worse. The holiday peak is just part of a larger, well-established pattern: More people die of heart attacks in winter than at any other time of year. In other words: I...
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 | Edmontonjournal.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Allan Robertson would almost certainly be dead today had he’d suffered his sudden cardiac arrest somewhere else. The 57-year-old St. Albert father of three collapsed at a pickup soccer game Nov. 14 in the Edmonton Soccer Centre South. His heart stopped, cutting off the blood’s supply of oxygen and nutrients to his brain. At a time when his risk of brain damage and death climbed by ...
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 | Theage.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
SUDDEN death is traumatic in any circumstance. When it befalls an elite athlete during competition on the sporting field before a live and televised audience, that trauma can reverberate around the globe. It happened to Hungarian striker Miklos Feher, 25, playing for Portuguese side Benfica, in 2004, who collapsed on the pitch after a heart attack, doctors frantically attempting to revive him ...
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 | Registerguard.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Oregon State freshman defensive tackle Fred Thompson collapsed and died Wednesday because of an enlarged heart, according to the state medical examiner who conducted the autopsy Friday morning. Dr. Karen Gunson determined the cause of death was hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a condition in which the heart muscle becomes enlarged, according to a news release from the Oregon State Police. During s...
Friday, December 09, 2011 | Thisislondon.co.uk |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Shannon Powell suffered a seizure during the Middlesex Cross Country Championships at Trent Park, Enfield. However, it took almost an hour for an ambulance to arrive and then paramedics walked "incredibly slowly" to where Shannon had collapsed, the hearing was told. The paramedics then said they could not move Shannon for "health and safety" reasons because one of them had a bad back, the ...
Tuesday, December 06, 2011 | Thedp.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
While the cause of death is still unknown for a 21-year-old Penn student who ran a half marathon, many have speculated on what may have led to the tragedy. Wharton and Nursing senior Jeffrey Lee collapsed at the Philadelphia Half Marathon’s finish line the morning of Nov. 20. Lauren DeRitis, Referral Development manager for the Rothman Institute — who provides medical care to marat...
Monday, December 05, 2011 | Foxnews.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
A 10-year-old Wisconsin girl saved her mom's life using CPR skills she learned watching the drama series "Grey's Anatomy." Madisyn Kestell and her 12-year-old friend, Katelynn Vreeke, began using the life saving techniques they had seen on the hit show on Kandace Seyferth, when they found her on the ground suffering an asthma attack and unable to breathe, The Sheboygan Press reported. "Me ...
Thursday, December 01, 2011 | Cullmantimes.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
For Shane Hammond, helping others was a way of life. At 32 years of age, standing a formidable 6 feet, 8 inches, and weighing in at 340, the former firefighter was always at the forefront of the action when a crisis arose. The former Hanceville football player was just the kind of guy you wanted to see coming out of an ambulance or fire truck if you were trapped in an automobile accident or a b...
Thursday, December 01, 2011 | Ahwatukee |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
When Ahwatukee resident Amanda Potucek heard that her young niece was diagnosed with restrictive cardiomyopathy, her first reaction was fear. Emma Mae Salvati was born with a heart murmur, which Potucek said is becoming more common in infants. She said everything was running smoothly until her brother, Jim, took Emma to her eight-month check-up. When she went for her routine visit, the doctor had...
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 | AmericanFFC |  Press Releases
November 29, 2011 - Ahwatukee (Phoenix), AZ – The American Foundation for Cardiomyopathy (AmericanFFC) today announced that they will donate 25% of the proceeds of two upcoming CPR training classes to help support Baby Emma Mae. Eleven-month-old Emma Mae Salvati, who suffers from restrictive cardiomyopathy, is in need of a heart transplant.  Emma's aunt, Ahwatukee resident Amanda Potuc...
Monday, November 28, 2011 | Seattletimes.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
The dialysis bag sits on the dash board of Jeff Hansen's car, a tube runs from the bag into a catheter that has been inserted into the left side of his abdomen. As he drives across the I-90 bridge headed for basketball practice, Hansen, an assistant coach at Newport High School, feels nauseous, a byproduct of the kidney disease FSGS (Focal Segmented Glomerulosclerosis) from which he suffers. Thi...
Monday, November 28, 2011 | Katv.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
On Friday the Arkansas Razorbacks will play in a regular season game almost as big as the Big Shootout in 1969. Then, win or lose, the importance of the game will be put in perspective as tight end Garrett Ukeman is laid to rest on Monday. The 19 year-old died on Saturday.  Ukeman had an undiagnosed and hard to detect heart condition. We visited with one Arkansas family whose son has th...
Monday, November 28, 2011 | NorthJersey.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Despite some sadness at the start, the brotherhood of  Waldick High School boys soccer could celebrate in the end. That was how the afternoon of Nov. 11 played out, when the No. 4 seed Warriors captured their first North 1, Group 1 championship since 2006 with a 1-0 victory at No. 2 Wallington. In a larger sense, that was also how Waldwick's entire fall played out. Three weeks before the...
Monday, November 28, 2011 | Medgadget.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
“Scipio” is best known as the name of the masterful Roman general, Scipio Africanus, who defeated Hannibal during the Second Punic War. Thanks to researchers at the University of Louisville and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, he may soon have to share his nominal glory with an ongoing clinical trial. The phase 1 study, “Cardiac Stem Cell Infusion in Patients with Ischemic...
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 | Turnto10.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
They go by the name TriBeCa. Their latest original song, "A Kiss from Heaven" was inspired by Gabrielle Dinsmore. "On the outside, she was just like any other kid. She loved to play and take baths. But on the inside, she was really sick," said Jeff Dinsmore, Gabrielle's father. Gabrielle was born with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a type of heart disease. In her first two years of life she had a ...
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 | Google.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
A heart condition that likely was undiagnosed killed the University of Arkansas football player who was found unconscious in his dorm room over the weekend, a coroner said Tuesday. Washington County coroner Roger Morris said that to the best of his knowledge, Garrett Uekman's condition, called cardiomyopathy, was not previously detected. In the condition, the heart becomes enlarged. Uekman, a 19...
Thursday, November 17, 2011 | Youtube.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
After a routine physical this past July, doctors discovered that Whitmer senior student-athlete Jamar "Chunk" Ridley suffers from Cardiomyopathy, an enlarged heart. Although his athletic career is over, his fight is not. Ridley's family has started a foundation called "Hope For Hearts." Ridley took some time out to talk about his incredible story of survival and hope with Joe Rychnovsky. C...
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 | Marketwatch.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
The manufacturer of the LifeVest(R) Wearable Defibrillator, announced today that North Carolina's Division of Medical Assistance has established a coverage policy for wearable cardioverter defibrillators. The LifeVest(R) is a wearable cardioverter defibrillator (WCD) worn by patients at risk of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). The policy, effective November 1, 2011, states that a WCD is considered...
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 | Usnews.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Tragic stories appear in the media about seemingly healthy young athletes dying on the playing field due to an undetected heart problem. In response, the American Heart Association (AHA) issued guidelines aimed at helping doctors and coaches detect these problems early on and prevent such senseless deaths. But new research suggests that only a small percentage of physicians are heeding the...
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 | Healthcanal.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Far more people will survive heart failure and cardiac arrest if the researchers at the new Center for Cardiological Innovation in Oslo achieve their objectives. Center leader Thor Edvardsen and his colleagues conducts research on improving diagnostics and treatment of heart problems. (Photo: Andreas B. Johansen) “In recent years we have seen an increase in sudden deaths resulting from car...
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 | Latimes.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
When 46-year-old Tammy Lumpkins showed up at Keck Hospital of USC in August, she needed a new heart. Her doctors got her onto the transplant list, but as she waited, her health deteriorated. Her liver and kidneys started to fail and she couldn't get out of bed. "To say she was on the brink of death was an understatement," said Dr. Michael Bowdish, a cardiothoracic surgeon at Keck Hospital....
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 | Healthcanal.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
- Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a treatable disease compatible with normal longevity. - HCM is the most common inherited cardiac disease, occurring in one per 500 people worldwide. - HCM patients should not participate in intense competition sports.  Most of the 600,000 Americans with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) -- a genetic heart muscle disease -- can live normal life spans, ...
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 | Topnews.us |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
While it may sound weird in the first place, but it has been revealed that fatty acids flowing down the body of pythons could stimulate chances of healthy heart. It has been found by a team from the University of Colorado Boulder, which managed to probe the mechanism of body after pythons eat its prey. The team led by Professor Leslie Leinwand found that the presence of a key enzyme in the blo...
Friday, November 04, 2011 | Windsorstar.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
March was a tragic month for American high school athletics. Two young athletes – Wes Leonard of Michigan and Matthew Hammerdorfer of Colorado, died following cardiac arrest while competing in their respective sports. In both incidences cardiomyopathy, a disease affecting the heart muscle, was found to be the underlying cause of death. There are several forms of this disease causing unique c...
Friday, November 04, 2011 | Morganton.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Most anyone who knows Oak Hill Elementary School fifth grader C. J. Moore will tell you he’s got a lot of heart. Unfortunately, at his tender young age of 10, he needs a new one. Over the summer while shopping for school clothes with his dad, C.J. (short for Christopher Junior) became extremely fatigued. And his condition continued to worsen. Initially, doctors thought he was...
Thursday, November 03, 2011 | www.Espn.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Two-time heart transplant recipient Erik Compton earned a PGA Tour card when he finished in the top 25 on the Nationwide Tour money list, while Ken Duke won the season-ended Nationwide Tour Championship on Sunday to also secure a spot on the big tour. Duke closed with a 4-under 68 to finish at 10 under on Daniel Island Club's Ralston Creek Course, two better than Scott Brow...
Thursday, November 03, 2011 | Myheart.org |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
December 3rd 2011 started out as any other normal day (although, when I look back now it’s as if the day was already planned out). School was closed as the weather had been bad all week and buses couldn’t get through. I had been out at work that morning but as the snow was so bad I decided to return home. Dan was still in bed at 11am which is a typical teenage thing to do! I got him up...
Monday, October 31, 2011 | Mercurynews.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
The death certificate for Al Davis indicates the Raiders owner died from heart failure while staying in an Oakland hotel he often slept in to be closer to team headquarters. The document revealed that 82-year-old Allen Davis died at the Oakland Airport Hilton at 2:45 a.m. on Oct. 8 from congestive heart failure, cardiomyopathy (a heart muscle disease) and ventricular fibrillation (an abnormal ...
Thursday, October 27, 2011 | Chelmsfordweeklynews.co.uk |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
The memory of a happy little boy who was never fazed by a serious heart condition will be honoured by his school mates. Pupils at Great Baddow High School, in Duffield Road, are coming up with ideas for a permanent memorial to their friend, Samuel Childs, 11, who died suddenly last week. The school council, with support and help from Samuel's parents, David Childs and Shelley Ray, of Lofti...
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 | Phillyburbs.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
After she was treated for a concussion at a local hospital, an emergency room doctor gave the high school athlete a note saying she could return to her sport after one week. A week later, though, when the school district’s athletic trainer retested her brain to see if it was healed, he found it was not even close to her non-injured baseline score. He benched her until she had an evaluation ...
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 | Sltrib.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
A 6-year-old boy was on the road to recovery Friday, the day after he collapsed when his heart stopped on a Spanish Fork elementary school playground. By Friday night, Logan Powell was breathing on his own, his mother Laura Powell reported. "He is responsive, talking but not completely alert." The Powells, along with Nebo School District spokeswoman Lana Hiskey, credit quick response by a playgr...
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 | www.echoijournal.org |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
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Tuesday, October 25, 2011 | Thebucksherald.co.uk |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Serious concerns have been voiced about an Aylesbury mental health unit after a patient suddenly died from a heart attack – when she was supposed to be under close observation. Buckinghamshire’s coroner has written to the NHS trust responsible for The Tindal Centre in Bierton Road saying he was alarmed at the treatment given to 59-year-old Janice Hunt. A three-day inques...
Monday, October 24, 2011 | Katu.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
A 1-year-old Eugene boy who last month got a mechanical heart like the one put in Vice President Dick Cheney now has received a heart from a human transplant in a procedure at a Seattle hospital Uriah Ellingson was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy and received a mechanical Berlin Heart last month. After surviving a heart attack from complications, the boy received a heart transplant last wee...
Thursday, October 20, 2011 | 4hcm..org |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Are You or Your Child at Risk for Sudden Death?   Each year in the United States over 250,000 people of all ages will die from Sudden Cardiac Arrest. While the reasons that cause sudden cardiac arrest can vary greatly the sad truth is it is an equal opportunity killer in which children, teens, and young adults who are otherwise seemingly healthy may be at risk. Sadly most people under the...
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 | Usatoday.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Betty Winesburg, 69, was helping serve coffee at church over Labor Day weekend when she started having pressure in her chest. As the minutes ticked by, the pressure increased. She laid down in the back seat of her daughter's car and became nauseated. Her daughter Joy called 911. When Winesburg arrived in the emergency room, she was told she was having a heart attack. "I'm not having a heart a...
Monday, October 17, 2011 | Tcttimes.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Kylee Shea and her family are grateful that the middle school she attends in Texas was equipped with automated external defibrillator (AED). The 12-year-old girl recently collapsed on her way to class from sudden cardiac arrest, due to an undetected health condition. Classmates alerted teachers right away and two teachers rushed to her side, along with the school's AED.  Within minutes, t...
Thursday, October 13, 2011 | Foxnews.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Kylee Shea returned to school Tuesday, just two weeks after she passed out in the school’s hallway and her heart  stopped. “I kind of felt odd,” said Kylee, who is from Frisco, Texas. “So I decided to sit down.” But before she could take a seat, Kylee, 12, blacked out and fell to the floor. She began gasping for air and her heart stopped. Doctors determine...
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 | Essexcountystandard.co.uk |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
A Tteenager has launched a fundraising campaign to mark the seventh anniversary of her brother’s death. Chelsea Petty, 16, of Barn Hall Avenue, Colchester, has arranged a non-uniform day and cake sale to raise money for Cardiac Risk in the Young. The event is dedicated to the memory of Carl Ashcroft, who died from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, or sudden cardiac death, aged 20. Mr Ashcro...
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 | Buffalonews.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Wilson Greatbatch, an eclectic inventor known worldwide for creating the first heart pacemaker successfully implanted in a human being, died this morning in Oxford Village at Canterbury Woods in Amherst. He was 92. "He passed away peacefully and all of his children were with him," said Larry Maciariello, Greatbatch's son-in-law. "He had been there for some time," Maciariello said. "His hea...
Monday, October 10, 2011 | Woodtv.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Grand Valley State University student died Tuesday after complaining of chest pains and collapsing while playing basketball. Shane Anthony Peoples-Welch, 21, of Saginaw was a junior studying public administration in the College of Community and Public Service. Welch was at the recreation center near the fieldhouse on the Allendale campus early Tuesday evening when he took a break because h...
Monday, October 10, 2011 | Thepeninsulaqatar.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Qatar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital yesterday hosted an exclusive high-level symposium at one of the sport’s most important conferences - Leaders in Performance (LIP), currently underway in London for two days. Held at the Chelsea Football Club the symposium had an impressive participation of 30 invited guests who discussed cardiology and cardiomyopathy in sports. Approximatel...
Thursday, October 06, 2011 | Philly.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives has passed a bill designed to protect student athletes with undetected heart ailments from sudden death while playing sports. House Bill 1610 passed unanimously on Monday. Known as the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act, it was sponsored by Rep. Mike Vereb (R., Montgomery). "I anticipate its moving through the Senate in October, and I'd love to h...
Thursday, October 06, 2011 | Mlive.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Shane Peoples-Welch, the 21-year-old Grand Valley State University student who died while playing pickup basketball Tuesday, had a heart condition that led to his death, an autopsy showed. The autopsy on the 21-year-old was completed at Holland Hospital and showed hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a condition in which the heart muscle becomes thick. It is usually a genetic condition and passed ...
Monday, October 03, 2011 | Eagletribune.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
An Amesbury man who almost died on the seventh hole of the Amesbury Country Club earlier this month got the chance yesterday to thank the two men who saved his life. Rick Campbell, who suffered a massive heart attack on Friday, Sept. 2, met with Amesbury police officer Jason Kooken and Amesbury resident David Butler at an emotional ceremony inside the Amesbury Police Department. There, Cam...
Friday, September 30, 2011 | Bourne.co.uk |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
A woman who thought she would never make it down the aisle has enjoyed her dream wedding.   Keri Nightingale, 26, had more reasons than most to doubt she would ever make it to the altar because she suffers from a rare heart condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and will eventually need a heart transplant. But Keri found the man of her dreams Michael Bennett and the couple were marr...
Friday, September 30, 2011 | Sportingnews.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Bradley senior forward Taylor Brown, who was not allowed to play last season after doctors diagnosed him with cardiomyopathy (an enlarged heart), has been cleared to play this season. This spring, Brown traveled to the Minneapolis Heart Institute and received good news: The muscle surrounding his heart had decreased in size. He began light workouts in June and says he is quickly building back ...
Friday, September 30, 2011 | Telegram.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
The sudden death of a seemingly healthy 12-year-old boy at a Holden soccer camp this past summer shocked camp workers and traumatized fellow campers. The youth, Joshua D. Thibodeau of Holden, had no obvious pre-existing health condition and his family had completed a medical waiver and everything else required to clear their son for participation in the private program. Tragically, he collapse...
Friday, September 30, 2011 | Palmharborpatch.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Rain Test-Balsley wants to be a Nascar driver when he grows up. He likes reading Harry Potter books, racing go karts, and he loves playing soccer. The cute 11 year-old is just like any other kid his age, except the heart that keeps him alive once belonged to someone else, and he will have to take expensive medication for the rest of his life to keep his body from rejecting the donor organ. ...
Thursday, September 29, 2011 | Weau.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
A 34-year-old La Crosse man is recovering today after suffering cardiac arrest during Saturday’s Maple Leaf Parade. Quick thinking and an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) saved his life. "We were just kind hanging out in little small groups watching the parade and he was just standing there and all of a sudden he just dropped," said Kathy Kendhammer of her husband William. That's wh...
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 | Examiner.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
God woke Scherrie Stanley from a deep sleep in the early morning hours of Aug. 21. There’s no other way to explain it. Scherrie said something was troubling her and turned over in bed, grasping the biceps of her husband, Dave, who moments later rolled off the bed and onto the floor, face down. Getting down beside him, she was horrified to see that he wasn’t breathing and th...
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 | Philly.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Scott Hartnell felt a strange twitching motion in his right arm on Friday night in Detroit. Then he noticed that his heart seemed to be racing a little more than it should have been, considering he was sitting on the bench in Joe Louis Arena. Those two symptoms, which led to the discovery of an alarmingly elevated heart rate, may keep Hartnell off the ice indefinitely, as doctors try t...
Monday, September 26, 2011 | AmericanFFC |  Press Releases
September 26, 2011 - Ahwatukee (Phoenix), AZ – The American Foundation for Cardiomyopathy (AmericanFFC) today announced that they will be holding a free community CPR event on October 8 at the Tesseract School in Phoenix Arizona. The event, which will be hosted by U.S. Congressman Ben Quayle, will also feature a special appearance by 2011 Miss Arizona Brittany Brannon. Participants in the ...
Thursday, September 22, 2011 | Pjstar.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
The 6-foot-6 Bradley men’s basketball senior forward, who sat out last season with a suspected heart condition, was cleared medically by doctors Wednesday to resume all basketball-related activities. Brown has been working back into shape on a limited and monitored basis the past 31/2 months. But the Dunwoody, Ga., native had no doubt this day would come. “It was just a matter of tim...
Thursday, September 22, 2011 | Hailfaxcourier.co |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
The 43-year-old from Brighouse was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy eight years ago. Unless he gets a heart transplant, he has maybe just a year to live.   His fiancee Steph Greenwood said: “He went to the doctor because he thought he was having a panic attack and they told him it was actually his heart.” Last month, Darren was put on the transplant list after all other avenues r...
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 | Youtube.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eprx0ZYPpLw
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 | Examiner.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
The US Department of Health and Human Services launched a new campaign this week. It is called "Million Hearts," and is designed to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes over the next 5 years. This launch coincides with the mission of a local non-profit organization that was founded to serve the Indianapolis and Central Indiana community. This foundation is called the John Stewart Foundation...
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 | Kait.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Luke Gibson was just 12 years old when he died from injuries sustained in a motorcross accident in Pontotoc, Mississippi. His parents, Paula Shepherd of Jackson, Tennessee, and Dave Gibson of Jonesboro are proud that their son's death was able to help save several lives, including that of a young Wisconsin girl. Anna Schmidt suffered from dilated cardiomyopathy. The 13-year-old girl receiv...
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 | Charlotteobserver.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Leslie Moen met Forest Walton a couple of years ago when he moved to Harrisburg from his hometown in Oregon. The first thing she noticed was how incredibly sweet the young redhead was. The second was the wheelchair. Forest suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a form of the degenerative disease that attacks voluntary muscles and has no cure. The disease is passed primarily to boys ...
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 | Thewashingtonexaminer.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Less than a year after her 12-year-old daughter collapsed on the soccer field and died, a Tucson mother has taken an unprecedented step in preventing sudden cardiac death in other children. Jenine Dalrymple was an accountant, mother and community volunteer before her eldest daughter Andra's death from a silent heart disease. Now she's an advocate for better awareness of cardiac health among kids...
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 | Berlinghamherald.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Rob Evans, a 61-year-old social worker from Apache Junction, Ariz., got the good news on Father's Day: After 3 1/2 years, doctors had found him a heart and were preparing to bring it to the University of California-Los Angeles, where he was being treated for a slow, steady decay of his cardiac muscle. Evans had been hospitalized at UCLA for six weeks. Excited, hopeful and anxious all at once, Eva...
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 | Washingtonpost.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
It’s a longstanding back-to-school rite: The aspiring student athlete gives school authorities the medical forms that announce he or she has been seen by a doctor and is fit to play for a team. We family physicians and pediatricians perform some 10 million of these examinations a year. And while we are doing a general checkup, our primary goal is to find serious conditions, most notably tho...
Thursday, September 08, 2011 | Mmail.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Donald (not his real name) walked into my clinic for his checkup. He greeted me with a smile before sitting down. He had just been discharged  from hospital after having had a heart attack almost two weeks previously and was doing very well. So we started talking, but hardly a couple of minutes passed when he started to clutch his chest saying, “Doctor, I feel my pain coming on. Can I t...
Wednesday, September 07, 2011 | Brandon.patch.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Following a short battle with a deadly virus, 11-year-old Darien Reese Engelberger of Valrico died Saturday, leaving behind memories of a vivacious little girl who loved dancing, basketball and helping others. A benefit to raise funds for her medical expenses had been planned for Sunday, Sept. 11, at D'Amico Hair Lounge, 1923 W. Brandon Blvd., Brandon. The fundraiser, a cut-athon, ...
Tuesday, September 06, 2011 | Pennmedicine.org |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Heart conditions caused by genetic abnormalities can be passed down through families. When adults or children are diagnosed with these heart conditions, it is important to have a doctor evaluate other family members. Penn Medicine has partnered with the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to create a special program for patients with inherited cardiomyopathies. Through the Familial Cardiom...
Friday, September 02, 2011 | Ottawacitizen.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
The largest study ever done on cardiac arrest has found that prolonged CPR by paramedics does nothing to improve the survival rates of patients whose hearts have stopped. The results challenge existing guidelines, which stress that giving lengthy cardiopulmonary resuscitation before using a defibrillator reduces the risks of brain damage and increases the chances of survival in patients whose hea...
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 | Medcitynews.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
It was a small article in the Wall Street Journal on 8 August 2011: “Zoll Medical Falls As LifeVest May Face Reimbursement Revisions.” No doubt most doctors missed this, but the implications of this article for our patients discovered to have weak heart muscles and considered at high risk for sudden cardiac death could be profound. That’s because Medicare (CMS) is considering th...
Monday, August 29, 2011 | Medicalnewstoday.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Adverse effects of right ventricular pacing on the survival of ICD (implantable cardioverter-defibrillator) patients are long term, researchers from the Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital explained, however, CRT (cardiac resynchronization therapy) lessens the impact. The scientists presented their findings at the European society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress Aug 28 in Pari...
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 | Eastvalleytribune.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Sitting on his grandmother's lap, Jesus Pereya looks out at the cameras, unaware of the fuss being made over him, the "star" of the day. But back at their Chandler home, his older brother and sister better watch out for the newly energized 22-month-old. On July 18, Jesus became the first pediatric heart transplant patient at Phoenix Children's Hospital. The hospital's Children's Heart Center jus...
Monday, August 22, 2011 | Mtairy.patch.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Marcus Owens called the sixth rendition of a  tournament put together to raise money for the Daniel E. Rumph II Foundation "the best yet." The event raised lots of money for the non-profit, which was founded, in part, by Owens after his nephew, Rumph, died while playing basketball at the former Mallery Recreation Center. It was later discovered that Rumph had a heart condition. Rumph had be...
Friday, August 19, 2011 | Modernmedicine.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Electrocardiograms (ECG) used to screen athletes for sports participation were misinterpreted more than 30% of the time by pediatric cardiologists who participated in a recent study. When the 53 specialists were given tests of 8 young athletes with healthy hearts and 10 children with heart conditions that could lead to sudden cardiac arrest, they failed to restrict participation for almost 20% of...
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 | Dailymail.co.uk |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
When rock ’n’ roller Shakin’ Stevens felt a burning sensation in the middle of his chest, he did what most men would have done - and took heartburn medicine. ‘I’d been in the garden and was moving some bags of rubble,’ recalls the 63-year-old singer, whose real name is Michael Barratt. ‘They were really heavy and my legs started to buckle. The followin...
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 | Healthcentral.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
As the fall sports season starts for students, millions will hit the court, the rink and the field. Every year, it seems we hear a tragic story of a young person suffering a cardiac event while participating in school sports. But who is at risk for a cardiac event and what screening process is recommended for student athletes? “Every year, we hear about deaths among young athletes on the...
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 | ksl.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Four teenagers, all in cardiac failure, have been drawn together in what has been a most unusual if not rare six weeks for Primary Children's Medical Center. Though the hospital routinely performs transplants, these four teens between ages 12 and 15 all got new hearts within a six-week timeframe. Maya Fullmer, 13, Joey Carpio, 15, MiaBella Brickey, 12, and Abby Doman, 12, from different cities ...
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 | Katv.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
This week 15-year old Sophomore Montel Williams of Gurdon collapsed during football practice and later died. Friday the results from the crime lab released showed he died from an undiagnosed heart condition. Sadly it happens every year in the U.S., but doctors say a simple test can save some of these athletes lives. Just to give you an idea of how serious it is 4 student athletes have died in th...
Friday, August 12, 2011 | Cbs3springfield.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
About 76 young U.S. athletes collapse and die from sudden cardiac arrest during practice or a game every year, which has led some experts to call for mandatory electrocardiograms to screen players for possibly fatal heart defects. But a recent study found that pediatric heart specialists don't always get it right when reading these tests, known as ECGs. "What this does is add another layer of co...
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 | Journalgazette.net |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
An autopsy has confirmed that a 31-year-old volunteer firefighter died of a heart attack after helping extinguish a blaze in Butler on July 19, a day when the temperature climbed into the 90s. But DeKalb County Coroner Jeff Warner says he cannot determine what caused Travis Lee Miller’s heart attack – whether it was the heat, overexertion, a health condition or some combination of tho...
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 | Hollandsentinel.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
In just a few hours, small town basketball player Wes Leonard’s name reached national recognition, but, unfortunately, out of tragedy. Leonard collapsed and died from sudden cardiac arrest by dilated cardiomyopathy shortly after making a game-winning shot against Bridgman High School in early March. With his memory still present in the community and the fall sports season beginning, th...
Friday, August 05, 2011 | Toledoblade.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
A standout high school scholar and senior starter on the Wauseon football team was in critical condition Thursday morning after he collapsed and lost consciousness Wednesday between the morning and afternoon practice sessions. Offensive lineman Dustin Snow was transported by air ambulance to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo. First-year Indians coach Travis Cooper said Snow -- a 6-foot-...
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 | Chicagotribune.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Between 200 and 300 young people die each year while playing sports. In many cases, the underlying health condition that led to death could have been identified by a pre-sports medical exam. Some of the sudden deaths are caused by injury, heat stroke, asthma, or other causes. More than half of them can be traced to cardiac arrest — the sudden cessation of a normal heartbeat and blood circul...
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 | Usatoday.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Weil died in Rancho Mirage surrounded by his family. He had pancreatic cancer, the institute president told The Desert Sun. "He really loved what he did, and I think that became somewhat of a religion for him, to save more lives," Dr. Wanchun Tang, the institute's president and chief executive officer, said. Recognized throughout the world as the father of the critical care movement, W...
Tuesday, August 02, 2011 | circ.ahajournals.org |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
The use of pacemaker technology for treating cardiomyopathies has provoked keen interest and enthusiastic support in the past decade. Often, the hemodynamic abnormalities associated with heart disease can be modified, at least for the short term, by altering the timing, sequence, and site of cardiac electrical activation. In both hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and dilated cardiomyopathy, dual-chamber...
Monday, August 01, 2011 | Omaha.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Hannah Hetherington wonders whose heart beats inside her. She wonders if it was a boy or girl, or perhaps an adult, who donated the organ. She ponders what situation may have led to that person's death. For a while, she wept at the thought that someone's death gave her new life. "I think about the donor every day," she said Saturday. "I would cry because I'm alive because of someone else. I wou...
Monday, August 01, 2011 | www.nbcdfw.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Dr. John Willard explains what the heart condition hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is and how to detect it. Video: http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/health/Explaining_Hypertrophic_Cardiomyopathy_Dallas-Fort_Worth-126437198.html
Thursday, July 28, 2011 | Dbusinessnews.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
On July 30, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Heart Hospital of Austin and Championship Hearts Foundation will offer free heart screenings for students ages 14 through 18 years of age. The screening includes a 12-lead electrocardiogram (EKG) and a limited two-dimensional echocardiogram, or ultrasound of the heart, to detect Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM). HCM is a serious genetic heart condition ...
Thursday, July 28, 2011 | Onlineathens.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
The odds of an athlete going into cardiac arrest on the playing field are about 1 in 44,000, but Ron Courson looks at that number a different way. EMTs work to resuscitate Al Schmidt, Mississippi State’s director of track and field, after Schmidt collapsed during the Southeastern Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the University of Georgia’s Spec Towns Track in May. S...
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 | AmericanFFC |  Press Releases
July 20, 2011 - Ahwatukee (Phoenix), AZ – The American Foundation for Cardiomyopathy (AmericanFFC) today announced the addition of three new board members to its executive board. Margaret L. Nyberg Margaret L. Nyberg, of Lake Havasu City, AZ, is a member of the Lake Havasu City Council, an award-winning teacher, and a past and future member of the Mojave County Health Board.  Ms. Nybe...
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 | Sportingnews.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Three years removed from retiring because of a serious heart ailment, former NBA guard Cuttino Mobley is interested in catching on with a team. Mobley, 35, has hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which was discovered during a routine physical after he was traded from the Los Angeles Clippers to the New York Knicks. Before being forced to leave the game for health reasons, the combo guard played 11 s...
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 | Bakersfield.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Marge Weaver's heart symptoms were a mystery. The 60-year-old Bakersfield teacher had been feeling especially fatigued, with tightness in her chest and a demeanor she described as "zombie-like." All signs pointed to an arterial blockage, but an echocardiogram, or heart ultrasound, showed a strange ballooning in the pumping chamber. There was another clue. Weaver had recently experienced high lev...
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 | www.Khou.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
It was a run that could have ended her life, but a University of Houston student survived and lived to tell the tale—thanks to the men she calls her "guardian angels." "Luckily, I have heroes that were here to save me," said 22-year-old Katy Dunbar. On the morning of February 24, Dunbar was running with two friends and her personal trainer at Memorial Park. They had separated, and Dunbar ...
Many ECGs are misinterpreted, which could be detrimental to young athletes if ECGs became a part of routine sports preparticipation screening, Dr. Allison C. Hill and her colleagues suggested, in light of their findings in an online questionnaire–based study published July 14 in the Journal of Pediatrics. Because of the rise of sudden cardiac deaths (SCDs), some European countries now requ...
A doctor who was just weeks from death when he was given a vital heart transplant is urging people to join the donor register and save others like him. Dr Graham Farrar, 58, fell seriously ill with a dilated cardiomyopathy two years ago — a condition where the heart weakens and eventually dies. When he was diagnosed at North Devon District Hospital, doctors told him he only had 1...
Monday, July 18, 2011 | Thespectrum.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Less than two months after she nearly died in gym class, St. George 12-year-old Abby Doman is starting the long process toward recovery after having a heart transplant late Tuesday. Family members were ecstatic Wednesday when a grinning Doman gave "a big thumbs up" after her surgery, still hooked up to machines in intensive care but feeling well enough to say she wanted to walk around. "She said...
Thursday, July 14, 2011 | redding.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
The family of a 4-month-old baby is keeping faith that their ailing daughter will get better. Little Audrey MacIvor, who turns 4 months old Saturday, has a rare heart condition and most likely will require a heart transplant, her mother, Atasha, said Tuesday. The infant was taken to Stanford Medical Center in Palo Alto last week after she was diagnosed with possible infant cardiomyopathy, a weak...
Thursday, July 14, 2011 | Pathology.jhu.edu |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Sudden cardiac death is defined as a “sudden unexpected pulseless condition of cardiac etiology.” Sudden cardiac death (SCD), or sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), is better described as a sudden stop in the beating of the heart. Most people who have SCA have an underlying problem with their heart, although this problem often isn’t recognized until an autopsy is performed. Some individ...
Thursday, July 07, 2011 | Scoregolf.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
A long string of missed cuts or an epic blow-up on the 72nd hole of a tournament would constitute many touring pros' lowest point. For Nationwide Tour player Erik Compton, his lowest had little to do with golf and everything to do with survival. "The lowest times were waiting in the hospital and wondering whether I was going to get a heart transplant or not," Compton says. "Because at t...
Thursday, July 07, 2011 | Loganvillle.Patch.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
While she was waiting at the bus stop in September 2010, 12-year-old Aaliyah Utti fainted on the way to school. She went to the emergency room and was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, a disease that weakens the heart muscle and makes it hard for the heart to pump blood to other parts of the body, said Dr. William Mahle, Aaliyah's doctor. Dr. Mahle is the medical director of the Heart Transplan...
Thursday, July 07, 2011 | Slive.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
The event is called “A Day for Daniel,” and it’s felt from the heart. The fundraiser will benefit Daniel Palladino, 14, who came home to Oakwood in late June after successfully recieving a heart transplant. A DJ pumps out the jams in his honor, July 10 at Big Nose Kate’s, Rossville. “Our friends are great,” says Danielle Palladino, Daniel’s mother....
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 | Newswise |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Between injuries from severe storms that ripped across the country this spring, to the typical blood donation shortage seen each and every summer, experts say that the nation’s blood supply is running low. At Nationwide Children’s Hospital, doctors are helping to offset that demand by what’s known as “bloodless” techniques. In December 2010, Nationwide Children&rsquo...
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 | Oregonlive.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Chicago Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney knelt before young Drew Boedigheimer in Chicago Children's Memorial Hospital weeks after the 29-month-old had undergone a heart transplant.   Barney saw the chest scars. He saw the tubes. He saw his parents' joy that their baby boy remained theirs to hold. Barney also saw a little boy separated in age from his daughter by a month fighting to ov...
A 4-year-old boy who collapsed at soccer practice died of a heart condition, according to a medical examiner’s report. Cade Carpenter, of League City, fell unconscious about 5 p.m. April 20 while practicing at the Perry Family YMCA, 1700 League City Parkway, League City police said. Carpenter had been running for 5 to 10 minutes before collapsing. He was not hit nor did he run into an ...
Friday, July 01, 2011 | News-Medical.net |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
While genetic inheritance is known to play a role in the multifactorial development of most diseases of the heart, there are also a number of clearly diagnosed cardiac conditions which owe their development to quite specific genetic abnormalities. When these genetic disorders affect the integrity of the heart's muscle they are known as a "cardiomyopathy"; when the disorder affects the heart's "exc...
Friday, July 01, 2011 | EurekaAlert |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
While genetic inheritance is known to play a role in the multifactorial development of most diseases of the heart, there are also a number of clearly diagnosed cardiac conditions which owe their development to quite specific genetic abnormalities. When these genetic disorders affect the integrity of the heart's muscle they are known as a "cardiomyopathy"; when the disorder affects the heart's "exc...
Friday, July 01, 2011 | BioNews |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
A genetic mutation has been associated with a rare and potentially serious heart condition called peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) that can affect woman before, during or shortly after childbirth. Researchers say the findings could lead to the development of diagnostic tests for PPCM. 'Until now, no one has identified a genetic link to the disease', said Dr Benjamin Horne, director of cardio...
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 | DOTmed.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
On a Thursday night in March, Wes Leonard, a 16-year-old basketball star, led his Fennville, Mich., high school team to victory, scoring a lay-up shot in overtime. Leonard’s teammates picked him up and carried him through the gym. Just moments into the celebration, the teen collapsed. Hours after being rushed to a local hospital, he was pronounced dead. Leonard suffered a cardiac arr...
Monday, June 27, 2011 | Turnto23.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
March 14 was like any other day to Brooks Beler. He woke up and went to school, but it was a fateful event in his last class that perhaps changed his life forever.   "I sat down in class and stood up and fell over. It was really scary, and I just remember waking up in the hospital" said Brooks.   Thirteen-year old Brook went into a sudden cardiac arrest in the middle of class. He suf...
Friday, June 24, 2011 | Youtube |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Listen to cardiologist Steven J. Lester speak on several topics regarding hypertrophic cardiomyopathy View: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHQUITxGNgc
Friday, June 24, 2011 | Mlive.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
There was no automatic defibrillator in the building to revive Wes Leonard's heart when he collpased March 3 after leading his Fennville High School team to victory. Now, three months after his death, his grieving parents are working to make sure no other student -- or spectator -- at a high school athletic event dies because of a lack of an AED. They are working to pass a state law requirin...
Thursday, June 23, 2011 | NewsWire Today |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
ZOLL Medical Corporation, a manufacturer of medical devices and related software solutions, today announced that it will display the LifeVest® Wearable Defibrillator in Booth D10 at the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) Europace 2011, being held from 26-29 June in Madrid, Spain. The LifeVest will be discussed during three scientific/educational poster presentations. These LifeVest pr...
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 | Standard-Examiner |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
One in 30,000 women worldwide who give birth will develop postpartum cardiomyopathy. While experts say that’s rare, Terrie Chugg disagrees. Chugg’s daughter, Bambi Chugg Thomas, developed the heart condition after giving birth to her daughter, Ellie, on Christmas Eve 2002. Shortly after her delivery, Thomas went into cardiac arrest and was flown to LDS Hospital and placed on the hea...
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 | The Times Herald |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
State Rep. Mike Vereb, R-150th Dist., delivered a bill to the House floor Wednesday that aims to prevent sudden cardiac arrest in student athletes. The Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Prevention Act, or House Bill 1610, currently has 40 co-sponsors. The legislation calls for student athletes, who either exhibit signs or symptoms of SCA while participating in their sport or who have exhibited signs ...
It was a little over two years ago that Ross Forrester lay on his hospital bed waiting to die. Now New Zealand's 211th heart transplant patient is playing golf in Sweden. Mr Forrester will represent the country in the World Transplant games. He flew out last Sunday and says he's aiming for gold. "If I shoot 82 gross then I should be able to come out on top." The Howick resident says making...
Monday, June 20, 2011 | Sioux City Journal |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
In March, Wes Leonard died minutes after hitting the winning shot for his Michigan high school basketball team. The cause of death: cardiac arrest caused by an enlarged heart. He is one of the estimated 2,000 young people in the United States who die every year due to sudden cardiac death. Local cardiologists are hoping to catch such conditions before they can lead to similar results i...
Friday, June 17, 2011 | North Devon Gazette |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Two Torrington women have challenged themselves to do a 100-mile charity coastal walk. Helen Marchant and Paula Bolt hope to complete the Padstow to Barnstaple trek in just five days to raise money for the British Heart Foundation and Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research. Helen’s sister Kay was diagnosed with leukaemia five years ago. Paula’s dad David died of a heart attack aged 43 when ...
Friday, June 17, 2011 | The Washington Post |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
The mother of Ryan Todd, the 29-year-old man from Westminster, Md., who collapsed after his heart stopped at the U.S. Open on Thursday, called to say that her son is in critical but stable condition at Suburban Hospital. Joyce Todd was grateful that her son was at the golf tournament on Thursday, his usual day off, and not at their farm working as he normally would be doing. Had he not been give...
Friday, June 17, 2011 | AmericanFFC |  Press Releases
June 17, 2011 - Ahwatukee (Phoenix), AZ –The American Foundation for Cardiomyopathy (AmericanFFC) today announced that they will be holding two Community CPR Training sessions on July 16, 2011. The sessions, which are open to the public, will provide participants the opportunity to learn life-saving skills. Participants will be trained by CPR certified professionals and upon completion of t...
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 | stl.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
    The death of any child is devastating. But the sudden cardiac death of a child athlete is devastating not only for the family, but also for the community and health-care providers. While infrequent, these stories usually receive significant public and media attention. The estimated incidence of sudden cardiac death in children ranges from 0.6 to 6.2 per 100,000 people. &nb...
Tuesday, June 14, 2011 | Dixiesunlink.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
The proceeds of Saturday night's victory for the Dixie Rebels against the Wasatch Revolution went to the parents of a St. George girl who needs a heart transplant. Cameron Murdock, a wide receiver for the Rebels, along with other teachers performed CPR on Abby Doman, 12, in May when she collapsed in the gym during PE class. Murdock, a teacher at Sunrise Ridge Intermediate School, was the only tea...
Tuesday, June 14, 2011 | IdahoStatesman.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
You’ve seen the shocking news stories of young athletes collapsing and dying of sudden cardiac arrest: the 14-year-old Wisconsin runner, the Michigan high-school basketball whiz who’d just sunk the winning shot, the star quarterback at a Texas high school. These no-warning cardiac collapses are the single largest cause of death among young competitive athletes. But it doesn’t ha...
Monday, June 13, 2011 | ksl.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
A 12-year-old girl fights for her life after collapsing at school. Abby Doman used to spend most of her days playing soccer and hanging out with her friends. But on May 18, Abby collapsed during gym class at Sunrise Ridge Intermediate School in St. George -- a day that would change her life forever. "We were running our warm-ups in P.E. and I just collapsed," Abby described. Abby's mother Mic...
Friday, June 10, 2011 | About.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
    Two experimental approaches are showing promise for the treatment of heart failure due to dialated cardiomyopathy: gene therapy and stem cell therapy. Both of these approaches have received a lot of publicity, and you may be wondering how close they are to routine clinical use.     The answer is that they are both in the very early stages of investigati...
Friday, June 10, 2011 | Wigan Today |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
A wigan teenager had his life saved by quick-thinking staff at a leisure centre.   Patrick Horrocks, 15, left, was working out in the gym at Hindley Leisure Centre when he suffered a heart attack. Thanks to the actions of fitness instructor Nick Hill and duty supervisor Dave Collins, he was revived using a defibrillator provided by the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS). The incide...
Amazing what a pair of imaginary friends can inspire. Onny and Oboe, the make-believe buddies of a little girl in failing health have, years later, become the inspiration for one man's trek across the country to raise awareness for organ donation. Michael Tittinger, a one-time editor of the Daily Press who until last week managed real estate properties in Santa Monica, is preparing to set ou...
    Gene Harris, could die within weeks if he does not find a way to pay for life-saving heart surgery.  He has severe cardiomyopathy, a condition that makes it difficult for his heart to function normally.  Due to this condition he has stopped working and no longer has health insurance.      Harris said,"My heart is barely pumping my blood ...
Monday, June 06, 2011 | AZ Central |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
    13-year-old Arizona boy died in a freak accident after a baseball hit him over the heart as he tried to bunt, officials in his Little League said Friday.     Hayden Walton took an insiide pitch to the chest while attempting to bunt.  He was only able to take two steps towards first base then he collapsed.  Unfotunately the next morning he ...
Sunday, April 24, 2011 | AZ Central |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
NASHVILLE, Tenn.-- Crystal Thornton couldn't wait to see Lady Gaga at Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday night. Then she died. She was clinically dead for 10 minutes before paramedics were able to revive her at the arena. *** Vanderbilt spokesman Craig Boerner said that medical personnel define death as being "without a heartbeat for over five minutes." McPherson said Thornton had no medical hist...
Monday, April 18, 2011 | Times Leader |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
A young girl with ties to the Wyoming Valley will be the beneficiary of a fundraiser held in West Chester today. Josie Basta, 7, of Downingtown, was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy late last year. She is the daughter of Joe Basta, formerly of Kingston, who attended Wyoming Valley West High School and King’s College. “Initially, the doctors thought she had a stomach bug or t...
Monday, April 18, 2011 | Examiner.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
New information released April 5, 2011 from a study in the current issue of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association found that sudden cardiac death is more prevalent than once suspected among young athletes ages 17 to 23.  Through examining insurance claims, media reports and records from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the researchers found that one in 43,...
Monday, April 18, 2011 | Times Herald |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
The 13 steps Anthony Robinson climbs to his San Francisco fire investigation bureau office once seemed to take an eternity. But just two weeks ago, for a fundraiser, the San Francisco fire captain and former paramedic ascended 52 flights of stairs -- with more than 1,100 steps -- in just 22 minutes. He never could have done it without the new heart he received in May, he said in an interview...
Since his resignation as chairman of the Legislative District 20 Republicans, Ahwatukee Foothills resident Anthony Miller has focused his time on tackling an issue that has affected him personally. In 2009, Miller and his wife, Stephanie, created the American Foundation for Cardiomyopathy, a non-profit organization dedicated to spreading awareness and providing resources for those affected by car...
Wednesday, April 06, 2011 | KULR8.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
WORDEN - A Huntley Project Middle School student nearly lost his life on March 14th when he went into cardiac arrest during class. Wednesday, his classmates welcomed him back to school in Worden. Brooks Beler and his mother thanked the firefighters, EMTs, and teachers credited with saving him. Thirteen-year-old Brooks Beler has a genetic disease called Cardiomyopathy. On March 14th, his condition...
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 | MyWestTexas |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Midland Memorial Hospital is joining Championship Hearts Foundation to host free heart screenings for local athletes, a practice that is not common throughout the country. “It’s a fairly new thing, and the reason we’re doing it is because there is no screening preference for athletes — there is no recommendation,” said Dr. Michael Miller, a cardiologist at Midland Me...
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 | Levittown Patch |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Saturday marked the 17th annual Rick and Chris Block Memorial Classic. The classic is a night of remembrance, fun and basketball -- a game that both Block men loved very much.  The classic began after Rick Block was killed in a tragic small plane crash. Just 10 years later, Rick’s brother Chris suddenly died of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM).  HCM is also known as enlarged hea...
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 | Consumer Reports |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
When you watch the National Collegiate Athletic Association championship basketball game tonight, you'll undoubtedly see some fine young athletes in action. But such seemingly fit young people face a higher risk of death from heart problems than previously thought. That's one of the findings of a study published online today in Circulation. Researchers looked at about 400,000 NCAA athletes age 17...
Sunday, March 27, 2011 | AZ Central |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
State Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal is a founding board member of the American Foundation for Cardiomyopathy. The Republic recently interviewed him about how to better educate parents and students about the disease. Question: How did you come to be a board member of American Foundation for Cardiomyopathy? Answer: I met Anthony Miller, who is the founder of the foundation, ...
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 | Northwest Herald |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
It’s hard to tell that Mac­kenzie Tannhauser needs a new heart. “A lot of people are surprised about it,” Tannhauser said. “I don’t look sick. Most are just curious about stuff like when the surgery’s going to be.” The Crystal Lake South High School student first was diagnosed with heart problems at age 8, and has had seven surgeries. But after she was ...
Miller is now channeling the passion and drive he once gave to politics into an organization he has created to bring about awareness of cardiomyopathy, a rare form of heart disease he was diagnosed with at age 35. Miller's American Foundation for Cardiomyopathy has obtained 501(c)(3) status from the Internal Revenue Service, recruited Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenth...
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 | Miller-McCune |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Xu recently received a three-year $423,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to perfect cardiac patches containing cells cultured from a patient’s own tissue and tiny oxygen-releasing particles that should promote their growth. If they work, these patches could be an important new treatment for people suffering from cardiomyopathy, a disease process that weakens the heart’s ...
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 | Houston Chronicle |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
An East Texas high school's star athlete throws a game-winning touchdown pass, comes to the sidelines and, seconds later his heart stops — without warning, without medical history of previous problems. His death is shockingly sudden. Wes Leonard, a western Michigan high school star, scores the winning overtime basket to cap his team's perfect winning season and collapses on the court, never...
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 | WILX.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Trevor Perkin isn't taking any chances with his heart two weeks after Fenville basketball player Wes Leonard died on the court of sudden cardiac arrest. "It was pretty scary to hear that cause you don't know whether you're alive then you can be gone," said Perkin. "It's just fear, not knowing, you just think of your kids and not knowing if you're gonna see them out on the basketball court having...
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 | Naperville Sun |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Dr. Joseph Marek has too often seen the agony in parents’ eyes as they look to him for an explanation as to why their seemingly healthy teenager suddenly collapsed and died from an undiagnosed cardiac condition. So when he began reading about some promising results from a screening program in Italy using electrocardiogram testing on young adult athletes, he decided to do the same thing. I...
Friday, March 18, 2011 | Valley Central |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
It's a parent's worst nightmare. "I thought she fell off the stair landing," said Laura Friend. Six years ago, Friend got the news that her child was dead. "I had no idea that kids have heart conditions that are silent killers," she said. Friend said it came as a shock to her that her daughter had a heart condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy a condition where the heart muscle becomes t...
Friday, March 18, 2011 | Billings Gazette |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Brooks Beler had just sat down at his desk for seventh-grade science at Huntley Project School — his last class of the day — when something in his chest seemed to flutter. “His teacher said he jumped twice and then fell to the floor,” recalled Brooks’ mother, Maggie Beler. Christy Jobman knew Brooks well — she had also been his fifth-grade teacher. The moment ...
Friday, March 18, 2011 | The Sun |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Stevie Caffrey, 20, had spent just ten days with newborn Maisie at home in Netherton, Merseyside, before she suddenly collapsed on her bathroom floor. Her heart and kidneys were shutting down due to a condition called peripartum caridomyopathy which affects just one in 15,000 mums, and doctors put her into a coma. But when Stevie woke after four weeks, she did not even recognise her boyfrien...
Monday, March 14, 2011 | AmericanFFC |  Press Releases
Phoenix, AZ - Today the American Foundation for Cardiomyopathy (AmericanFFC) announces the launch of their 2011 used cell phone drive. In partnership with Phones4Charity, AmericanFFC is collecting and recycling used cell phones.  Phones4Charity will give American Foundation for Cardiomyopathy a donation for each phone collected during the drive. None of the phones end up in landfills &mdash...
Sunday, March 13, 2011 | News-Press |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Twenty-five-year-old Erin Brophy of Cape Coral went from heart transplant candidate to patient today at Tampa General Hospital. *** Brophy has dilated cardiomyopathy. The heart cavity is enlarged and stretched, which keeps it from pumping normally. Brophy’s heart function was 15 percent in January — down from 30 percent two years ago — yet despite her waning condition, she h...
Sunday, March 13, 2011 | Augusta Chronicle |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
It can happen in an instant. A teenage athlete's powerhouse of a body freezes on the field, the court or the track. A heart with the mask of fitness and youth stops -- whether from exhaustion or an undetected heart condition. George Bailey said he has never seen it happen to a student on his Richmond County athletic fields, but he's ready if it ever does. All middle and high schools in Richmon...
Sunday, March 13, 2011 | PBS |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Last Thursday, 16-year-old Wes Leonard died shortly after scoring the game-winning shot at his high school basketball game in Michigan. An autopsy found that he had an enlarged heart. Just two days later in Colorado, 17-year-old Matthew Hammerdorfer died after being hit in the chest during a rugby match. He suffered from a congenital heart defect and had previously undergone three heart surgeries....
Sunday, March 13, 2011 | CNN |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
There were 35 black and orange balloons at Wes Leonard's funeral in Fenville, Michigan, on Tuesday, to represent the number on his high school basketball jersey. Even athletes from other schools who had competed against him were moved to tears. Leonard, 16, died of cardiac arrest while playing basketball last Thursday, CNN affiliate WOOD reported. He'd had an enlarged heart, an autopsy found. Hi...
Sunday, March 13, 2011 | Cape Brenton Post |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
“I kind of had an idea when I saw the balloons,” said the 15-year-old. “But when I walked in, I saw all the cameras and I was like ‘What’s going on here?’ We walked down the stairs and everyone yelled ‘Surprise!’ MacDonald was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a congenital heart disease, in December of 2005. At the time, he was told the ...
Thursday, March 10, 2011 | MyDesert |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
There are dozens of reasons a young person's heart may stop beating, including problems with the heart's electrical circuits, an inherited condition or an inflammation, says Theodore Abraham of the Johns Hopkins Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic. It's been reported that Leonard suffered from an undiagnosed enlarged heart condition, which likely disrupted normal beating. Up to half the time in su...
Thursday, March 10, 2011 | Diabetes.co.uk |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
With heart disease accounting for around 80 per cent of diabetes-related deaths, the study, published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, showed the reasons why diabetics are at a greater risk of diabetic cardiomyopathy, a condition that inflames and weakens muscle tissue in the heart. The researchers investigated the preventive effect of garlic for diabetic cardiomyopathy by exper...
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 | US News |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
A 60-second video showing what to do when someone's heart stops beating could help save lives, according to a new study that found those who viewed the demonstration were much more likely to take action than those who did not. "Cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in the United States," said Dr. Bentley Bobrow, lead author of the study, which was done in Arizona. "We were trying t...
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 | Everyday Health |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Three days, two teen-aged athletes, two deaths. First, on March 3, there was Wes Leonard of Michigan, a 16-year-old high school basketball star who collapsed and died after making his team’s game-winning basket. Two days later, Colorado rugby player Matthew Hammerdorfer, 17, died after a ball hit him in the chest. Autopsies revealed that both boys died from complications of an enlarged heart...
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 | Naperville Patch |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
The death of Michigan high school basketball player Wes Leonard last week from cardiac arrest due to an enlarged heart has brought to light the need for heart screening in schools. What will never be known is whether screening may have saved Leonard's life. But, parents with students in local high schools can be reassured that screenings are already taking place here. The death of a student athl...
Monday, March 07, 2011 | Cardiology Today |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
As the main cause of sudden cardiac death in the developed world for people younger than 35 years, it is perhaps not surprising that hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is most often regarded as a disease that strikes without warning and leaves family members and friends reeling from the loss of a loved one. However, although unpredictable sudden death is a characteristic of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy...
Monday, March 07, 2011 | Daily Mail |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
A man who suffered a massive heart attack was alive and well today after being kept alive for an incredible 1.5 hours by passers-by who took it in turns to perform CPR. Howard Snitzer, 54, collapsed in the street when he suffered a potentially fatal cardiac arrest on his way to collect groceries on January 10. With a population of just 800 people and not a single traffic light in the town, his c...
Friday, March 04, 2011 | Detroit Free Press |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
The chief medical examiner for Ottawa County in west Michigan today ruled the cause of death for high school basketball star Wes Leonard was cardiac arrest brought on by dilated cardiomyopathy, a condition the athlete may not have known he had. The office of Dr. David A. Start, a forensic pathologist, released the findings this afternoon and said Leonard’s family has been notified. The con...
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 | Portland Tribune |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Friday is the anniversary of a fateful, frightful day in basketball history – the death of Hank Gathers. If you're under 35, you don't remember Gathers, the late great Loyola Marymount star who led the nation in scoring and rebounding during the 1988-89 season. On March 4, 1990, after a thunderous dunk in a West Coast Conference playoff game, Gathers collapsed on the court. He was declar...
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 | Wishaw Press |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
ANGUS Smith is always tired – but he is somehow finding the energy to help organise a charity fundraiser to help others who suffer from his illness. The former tradesman has suffered a stroke, coronaries and has gone beyond heart failure. He is in the latter stages of cardiomyopathy, known now as advanced heart failure. Angus’ heart only works at 18.5 per cent of its full capacity a...
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 | Salt Lake Tribune |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Mary Rizzuto’s time was running out. Attached to a balloon pump that kept her heart beating, she waited in a hospital bed at the University of Utah for news that doctors had found a heart for her. With each passing day and life expectancy of only one month, Rizzuto began mentally preparing that a life-saving organ wasn’t going to surface. Then the Bountiful woman got the call she&r...
Tuesday, March 01, 2011 | Express.co.uk |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
“My father George died when he was 44,” recalls Pete, a 41-year-old IT specialist from Hull. “I was 16 and I had been diagnosed with the condition that killed him only a few months before his death. “I was vaguely aware other members of the family had died at a young age but it was only when I got my own diagnosis, when I was applying to join the Royal Navy and failed my m...
Monday, February 28, 2011 | Paramus Post |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
As American Heart Health Awareness Month comes to a close, think about preventing sudden cardiac death in children and young adults. One of the most common causes of sudden cardiac death is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). HCM is a genetic disease in which the heart muscle becomes abnormally thick, making it harder to pump blood throughout the body. Most people have few, if any, symptoms of this...
Thursday, February 24, 2011 | TheSpec.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
The metaphor is all too true for her. As hard as it is to believe watching her frenetic pace, Krystina’s heart does not work properly. Left on its own, her most vital organ would operate at just 20 per cent capacity and ultimately kill her. She has a big heart — four sizes too big. The condition is called cardiomyopathy, an enlarged heart. That curse seems especially unfair for some...
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 | ESPN.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
It is a truth of both muscle and metaphor that one basketball game cannot mend a broken heart. Watching the ball rise in the air for the opening tip, a split-second of stillness and inhaled silence giving way to a blur of movement and the squeak of sneakers, will not repair the myocardium of Ebony Gainey's damaged heart. Rubbing a defender off a teammate's screen, catching a pass and squaring...
Monday, February 21, 2011 | AmericanFFC |  Press Releases
Phoenix, AZ - The American Foundation for Cardiomyopathy today launched their new website at www.AmericanFFC.org. The new website offers many new features including the ability to search for Cardiomyopathy Specialists and an online support group for those affected with Cardiomyopathy.  The site also contains helpful information about Cardiomyopathy, which is a disease of the heart. The Amer...
Monday, February 21, 2011 | The Morning Call |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Morning Call sports reporter Mandy Housenick talked about living with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in a YouTube video posted by Lehigh Valley Health Network. HCM is a genetic disease in which the heart's muscle is abnormally thick. It affects one in 500 people, a small number of whom are at risk for sudden death, especially younger people who engage in competitive sports.
Thursday, February 17, 2011 | The Advertiser |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
THE family of an England Under-16 football international who died from an undiagnosed heart condition are devoting their lives to try and prevent more tragic deaths. In 1995 John Marshall signed for Everton after two years’ training at the football centre of excellence at the National Sports Centre in Lilleshall, Shropshire. Two days before he was due to start the 16-year-old died suddenly...
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 | AZ Central |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
Cheryl Murdock remembers coming out of the anesthesia. She remembers hearing the nurses talking in her room. She remembers her husband, Kurt Lefteroff, standing over her bed. She remembers the tube being pulled from her throat. And she remembers her first question. "Did I get a new heart?" "Yes," Kurt said, looking down at her. "It was a 14-year-old girl's heart. It is a very good heart." Some...
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 | KTLA.com |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
OCEANSIDE (KTLA) -- "May 22nd, Saturday, is when my heart stopped." Dawn Byars is speaking straight from the heart -- her new heart. Dawn and her Marine husband Michael of Oceanside had known she was living on borrowed time. She was born with a rare abnormality in her cell... one that made her heart weak... a condition called cardiomyopathy. "With advanced cardiomyopathy, your muscles st...
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 | WSU Today |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
VANCOUVER - WSU Vancouver nursing students are partnering to offer free advanced heart screenings to student athletes in Clark County.   The screenings aim to detect hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a serious heart condition that is the leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young athletes. HCM exists in roughly one out of every 500 individuals. Approximately one case of sudden cardiac death ...
Friday, December 24, 2010 | Houston Chronicle |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
The phone kept ringing and ringing, a torturing reminder of the horrible news Courtney Lee did not want to believe. Danny Rumph had gotten Lee through the tough times. They had become the sort of roommates who tell each other everything, who shared youthful dreams. Rumph was young and strong, gifted with abilities both thought would take him to the NBA. Yet every time the phone rang that terrible...
Monday, December 20, 2010 | New York Daily News |  Cardiomyopathy in the News
One minute Julian Boyd was playing a pickup game near his home in San Antonio, Texas, schooling friends on the finer points of basketball and contemplating how he could build on his Northeast Conference Rookie of the Year campaign at LIU the previous season. The next minute Boyd was on his way to the hospital as minor cramping became unbearable pain. At the emergency room, the news came at Boyd i...
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