heart health

UGA’s ECG screenings provide deeper insights into cardiac arrest

Sudden cardiac arrest is the number one cause of death in the United States for student-athletes during exercise. Caused by a structural or electrical problem associated with the heart, sudden cardiac arrest happens when the... more »

Athletic trainer saves Utah student-athlete’s life during sudden cardiac arrest

Thanks to the quick actions of an athletic trainer, a Utah student-athlete is recovering safely after suffering a sudden cardiac arrest last week. Sixteen-year-old Dean Phillips had just finished a set of front squats in... more »

New Jersey bill could combat sudden cardiac arrest in athletics

A New Jersey congressman has introduced a bill to combat sudden cardiac arrest in young people, particularly student-athletes. Frank Pallone Jr. (NJ-06) introduced the bill, entitled the Cardiomyopathy Health, Education, Awareness, Research, and Training in... more »

Study examines abnormal heart function among elite athletes

A recent study involving nearly 300 elite athletes found that one in six has cardiac measures that would normally suggest reduced heart function. Further genetic analysis found that those same athletes also had an enrichment... more »

Study: Athletes with genetic heart disease experienced no cardiac events

Ninety-five percent of athletes with a diagnosed and treated genetic heart disease experienced no disease-triggered cardiac events. These disease-triggered cardiac events include cardiogenic fainting or seizures, implantable cardio-defibrillator (ICD) shocks, sudden cardiac arrest or sudden... more »

Keep Your Heart Healthy With Strength Training

Looking to keep your heart healthy in addition to the rest of your body? Keep reading. A recent column from Kyle Crouse, a certified strength and conditioning specialist, appeared on the website SouthTahoeNow.com and outlined... more »

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