Mom Loves 2 Read: Sudden Heart Failure in Student Athletes - Free Online Q & A 4/9 ~ Mom Loves 2 Read

Mar 26, 2013

Sudden Heart Failure in Student Athletes - Free Online Q & A 4/9 ~ Mom Loves 2 Read

Attention Athletes and Parents of Student Athletes.  
Read through the top five risk factors for sudden heart failure in student athletes.  Do any of these apply to you? or someone you love?  
Keep reading for more info . . . and RSVP using the link in this post for the upcoming FREE live online Q & A with Jeffrey Towbin, MD and John Lynn Jefferies, MD on April 9th from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EST.

 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 (particularly sports that require a burst of activity like basketball, hockey and football).
5. Athlete has gone through puberty (an athlete’s body is stronger at this point and has power during the burst of activity).

DID YOU KNOW?
If defibrillation is administered within one minute of collapse, the survival rate for sudden heart failure goes up 90 percent. “Timing is key to survival. Waiting even 10 minutes to defibrillate drops the chances of survival to 10 percent,” says John Lynn Jefferies, MD.



For more info, there is a free, live, on-line Q and A where you can ask questions in real time. It’s a chance to talk to knowledgeable and experienced doctors and get answers right on the spot.

The Q and A takes place April 9th from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EST with Jeffrey Towbin, MD and John Lynn Jefferies, MD.

We would love for as many people as possible to benefit from this. Please feel free to help spread the word!

Check out the link below for more information!

RSVP Here! : http://liveevent.cincinnatichildrensblog.org/events/heart-failure-athletes




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