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Young Athlete's Sudden Death May Warrant Checkups For The Entire Family - 04/07/2011

Young Athlete's Sudden Death May Warrant Checkups For The Entire Family

Release Date: April 7, 2011

The recent flurry of highly publicized cases of young athletes dying suddenly on the playing field has prompted Johns Hopkins Children's Center cardiologists to discuss the medical significance of a child's sudden death for the rest of the family.Because most cases of sudden cardiac death in young athletes stem from an underlying heart condition, a child's sudden death or resuscitation from cardiac arrest should always prompt medical evaluation for the whole family, starting with parents and siblings and, possibly, extending to other family members.

Read the full release on Johns Hopkins Childrens Center website.

MEDIA CONTACT: Ekaterina Pesheva
EMAIL: epeshev1@jhmi.edu
PHONE: (410) 516-4996

 
 
 
 
 
 

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