NEOSHO, Mo. — A Crowder College international student died of apparent cardiac arrest over the weekend after being spotted having respiratory problems along Highway 59 in Neosho.
Police and first responders were called at 4 p.m. Saturday to the 19500 block of South Highway 59 near the intersection with Route AA regarding a man having trouble breathing. Police Chief David McCracken said a passer-by reported seeing the man drop to his knees in apparent respiratory distress.
There were no signs of foul play or accidental death, McCracken said. He said the victim was wearing workout clothes and had been exercising earlier in the day at the YMCA in Neosho.
An autopsy was performed Monday morning in Springfield. Newton County coroner Mark Bridges said Mutombo appeared healthy and seemed to have been a natural athlete, so Bridges was confident to rule the death a cardiac incident.
A high school sophomore has died after collapsing last week during a physical education class.
Edly Pierre-Louis, a 10th-grader at Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School, collapsed on the basketball court during a game last Wednesday.
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September 19, 2014 Michele Snyder 800.717.5828
Parent Heart Watch Issues Statement in Support of
Electrocardiogram (ECG) Screening in Youth
37 PHW Member Organizations in 22 States Provide Heart Screenings to Youth
Chicago, Illinois… Parent Heart Watch (PHW), the national voice solely dedicated to protecting youth from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), supports the use of carefully organized and implemented electrocardiogram (ECG) screening in youth to better identify those with conditions associate with SCA. Currently 37 Parent Heart Watch member organizations are partnering with cardiologists and sports medicine physicians to host heart screenings for youth ages 5-24. The screenings include an electrocardiogram (ECG) and/or an echocardiogram, which research increasingly shows can be effective in the early detection of heart conditions that may lead to sudden cardiac arrest.
Parent Heart Watch membership is comprised of parents who have lost a child to SCA, have a child that has survived SCA or is living with a heart condition, young survivors, medical professionals and other advocates. Many have their own local foundations, in honor or memory of their child who suffered SCA. “We all work tirelessly in our own communities to protect children from sudden cardiac arrest,” said Executive Director, Michele Snyder. “One of the ways we accomplish this is by offering free or low-cost community heart screenings for early detection. We want to let people know that heart screenings can be an effective way to detect many preexisting and potentially fatal disorders.”
PHW advocates for physical examinations that include family history, attentiveness to the warning signs and symptoms of a heart condition, and the addition of a simple non-invasive electrocardiogram, interpreted by a physician proficient in reading youth ECGs.
While the incidence of SCA in youth is sometimes referred to as “rare” or “infrequent”, the true numbers are not yet known. “There hasn’t been a mandatory and systematic way to report these deaths,” said Snyder. “Much of the research done on incidence has been from media reports, which clearly is not a reliable source, as many PHW members’ own stories were not in the media. Now that the Sudden Death in the Young Registry has officially been launched by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we will finally have true numbers on SCD in youth.”.
Axis Heathcock will go with Donoho football teammate Justin Foster on a recruiting trip to Samford this weekend. Their hosts will woo them but also gauge them, and Heathcock has a toughness card to play.
The senior lineman can simply raise his shirt and show a neck-to-navel scar.
He can tell of an 18-month span between January of his eighth-grade year and summer before his sophomore year, when he went from his heart stopping to playing his favorite sport again.
(HealthDay)—Including a test of the heart’s electrical activity in screening programs for high school athletes increases the odds of detecting problems that can lead to sudden cardiac arrest and death, according to a new study.
Researchers looked at data on nearly 5,000 athletes, ages 13 to 19, at 23 Seattle-area high schools who underwent standard American Heart Association screening, including a heart health questionnaire and physical examination. They also received an electrocardiogram (ECG).
Terrell, age 14, suffered cardiac arrest due to an undetected dissection of the aorta. Terrell began playing football in the fifth grade. Despite undergoing numerous physicals over the years, an underlying heart condition was never mentioned.