Archive - May 19, 2008

Archive - May 19, 2008


Young Baltimore Athletes to be Screened for Risk for Sudden Heart Death

May 19, 2008­–Baltimore, MD–Volunteer heart experts at Johns Hopkins have embarked on what is believed to be the largest single-day event to date to screen young athletes in the United States for early signs of life- threatening defects in the body’s blood-pumping organ.

The medics are scheduled to test the hearts of more than 1,000 athletes, males and females age 16 to 18, attending the 2008 track and field championship games of the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association. The event is taking place in Baltimore at Morgan State University, at what the Johns Hopkins team has dubbed the first-ever Heart Hype program.

OHSU Begins Community Study on Victims of Cardiac Arrest

May 19, 2008 ­– Portland OR –

Study will be conducted by paramedics at the scene of a person's collapse

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