Sudden Cardiac Arrest

(Dr. Daniel Hyman of Cooper Hospital examining a first responder in Cooper's traveling screening van.  Credit: David Madden)

Camden County First Responders To Get On-The-Job Health Screenings

The idea is to diagnose any potential health problems in first responders before they’re called out on a job.

11/01/2013

(A high school athlete gets an EKG as part of a cardiac screening.  Image from simonsfund.org)

Local Nonprofit Group Helping Student Athletes Get Screened For Cardiac Problems

“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.”

05/20/2013

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New Cardiac Arrest Law Means Coaches Have Homework To Do

Pennsylvania’s scholastic athletic coaches have some homework, meeting the guidelines of a just-implemented law on preventing sudden cardiac arrest.

08/09/2012

Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Health: Pennsylvania Takes First Of Its Kind Step To Protect Student Athletes

Today, Governor Tom Corbett signed a bill at the Visitation BVM School in Norristown to better protect the health of student athletes.

05/30/2012

(credit: Brad Segall)

Pennsylvania Gov. Corbett Signs Law To Educate About Sudden Cardiac Arrest

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.

05/30/2012

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Heart Walk To Raise Awareness For Sudden Cardiac Arrest

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.

10/28/2010

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