Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Live Q And A: Find Out If Your Student Athlete Is At Risk for Sudden Heart Failure

If defi
rillation 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.

This issue has really hit home for all of us here recently and we want to do what we can to help shed light on this issue.

This is a free, live, on-line Q and A where you and your readers 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! Drop me a line if you need further info!

Check out the link below for more information!

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

 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).

This is a great Live chat rather you have a student that plays a sport, or you have a family member of age.  I think this will be a great chat to learn what the signs of #HeartDisease.  

I have read many times that women are more likely to suffer a heart attack and not even know that they are suffering.  I hope to see each and everyone of my readers at the chat, I also hope we can all learn something new.   

"It is better to know and never need, than to need and not know."
Use the following app to ask your questions and get your answers in real time!