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Feb National Heart Month Focus on Tragic Sudden Cardiac Arrest During Youth Sport Events - Sara Walser

February is National Heart Month
"Throughout the month, organizations including the American Heart Association, Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health conduct campaigns aiming at educating the public about the prevalence and prevention of heart disease. We are all urged to eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly, monitor blood pressure and see our doctor regularly. 

"One aspect of heart health, which has been gaining more attention in recent years, is the sudden and tragic deaths caused by unexpected and undiagnosed cardiac arrhythmia. Each year the CDC estimates that 400,000 Americans suffer sudden cardiac arrest. Of these fatalities, approximately 4,000 are young people under age 35, and this rate, particularly among young athletes is increasing ...."