Archive - May 15, 2015

Archive - May 15, 2015

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Michigan Recognizes 122 Schools Prepared for Cardiac Emergencies

LANSING, MI--The Michigan departments of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), and Education (MDE); American Heart Association (AHA); Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA); and Michigan Alliance for Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death of the Young (MAP-SCDY) have awarded 122 schools in Michigan with the MI HEARTSafe School designation which recognizes schools that are prepared to respond to cardiac emergencies.

“Sudden cardiac death claims the lives of more than 300 Michigan children and young adults between the ages of one and 39 years of age each year,” said Dr. Eden Wells, chief medical executive of MDHHS. “Implementation of CPR and an automated external defibrillator (AED) within 3-5 minutes is crucial for increasing the chance of survival. Cardiac arrest is often unexpected and frightening, and I’m pleased to see so many of our schools taking preventative measures to address this health issue.”

Activity After ICD Implantation May Predict Survival

Study Highlights

  • Patients who stayed active following ICD implantation had better survival rates.
  • Information collected by ICD devices may one day help clinicians identify and help patients at higher risk for adverse outcomes.

DALLAS, TX--Patients who had higher activity levels following ICD implantation had better survival, according to research in the Journal of the American Heart Association. The research will be simultaneously presented at the Heart Rhythm Society 2015 Scientific Sessions.

Even Olympic Athletes Have Cardiac Abnormalities and May Be at Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Screening study of more than 2,000 elite athletes reveals 'surprisingly' high prevalence of cardiovascular abnormalities

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