06 April 2013

Heart Failure Risk Facts for Student Athletes - Live Chat April 9, 2013

Do you have a student athlete in your home?  All four of my girls are active in sports and if you have a student athlete in your home like I do then you should definitely join the interactive conversation taking place on April 9, 2013 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. EST with Jeffrey Towbin, MD and John Lynn Jefferies, MD.  It will be a live Q and A discussion to help you get the facts on sudden heart failure in student athletes and give parents and caregivers a chance to ask important questions you may have.   

You can RSVP for this live discussion by clicking on the blog widget below and you can view and participate in the live discussion on April 9th by coming back here to the blog on this very post at 7 pm EST.  This is going to be a very eye opening and informative discussion so be sure to spread the word!

The Top 5 Risk Factors for Sudden Heart Failure in Student Athletes:

1. Family history of sudden death
2. Fainting or family history of fainting.
3. Family history of arrhythmias or heart muscle disease.
4. Participation in sports and in particular sports that require a burst of activity such as basketball, hockey, and football.
5. Athlete has gone through puberty.

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