Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Sudden Cardiac Death--it happens

Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD), suddenly your young athlete’s heart stops.

Every parent’s deeply buried fear—among about a dozen others. But SCD is not that rare—it’s not like winning some horrible lottery. It happens.

Check out Parent Heart Watch, a website for conscientious sports parents or parents who may have a child with a dicky ticker of some sort.

The emphasis is on early screening and having a defibrillator on hand.

Watch the video at parentheartwatch.org. Baseball is underway and football practice starts in late summer.

Now's the time to check it out.

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