Apr 09 2013

Live Q&A: Student Athletes At Risk for Sudden Heart Failure

Posted by Brooke in Health, Kids, Uncategorized / Leave a Comment

Additional Facts:
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).

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