Cincinnati Children’s Hospital: Live Q&A on Student Sudden Heart Failure

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

With Spring now here and kids starting their summer sports leagues, its important we all take the time to learn about sudden heart failure in student athletes.

The Cincinnati Childrens Hospital free seminar on sudden heart failure in student athletes is on April 9, 2013 from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. The seminar will consist of live video streaming / webinar with questions and answers to help active families understand the risk factors of sudden heart failure in student athletes.

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.

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).

If you are interested in participating in the Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Free Seminar on Sudden Heart Failure in Student Athletes please complete the registration / RSVP found in the link below.  You will be able to ask questions in real time. It’s a chance to talk to knowledgeable and experienced physicians and get answers right on the spot.

Live Streaming Video Chat 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.

RSVP Here! :

Note: I was not compensated for this post. I am just sharing this information on a very important subject.


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