Sudden Cardiac Arrest
The idea is to diagnose any potential health problems in first responders before they’re called out on a job.
“It’s the undisputable, number one cause of death of student athletes,” Darren Sudman says. “We can’t just look at them and assume their heart is fine.”
Pennsylvania’s scholastic athletic coaches have some homework, meeting the guidelines of a just-implemented law on preventing sudden cardiac arrest.
Today, Governor Tom Corbett signed a bill at the Visitation BVM School in Norristown to better protect the health of student athletes.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett was at Visitation Blessed Virgin Mary Elementary School in Montgomery County Wednesday to sign legislation designed to save the lives of student athletes across the Commonwealth.
Sudden cardiac arrest is normally associated with middle aged or older individuals, but younger people can experience it as well, often without warning. Fran Crippen (in photo above), a swimmer from Conshocken, Pa. died after his heart stopped during the Swimming World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.