Donoho senior has plenty of heart to play sports

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.

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Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Defined

With the pediatric population, cardiomyopathy occurs in approximately 12 children out of every million with about 1,000-5,000 new cases diagnosed each year. The majority of diagnosed children are infants under the age of 12 months with fewer cases between the ages of 1 to 12 years. When cardiomyopathy is diagnosed in children before puberty, it is considered extremely unusual and it may not have the same causes, manifestations or disease progression as cardiomyopathy in adults.

There is a vast amount of literature on adult cardiomyopathy but not all of the information is relevant to children diagnosed with the disease. Unfortunately, there has been little research and focus on pediatric cardiomyopathy over the years. Consequently, the causes are not well understood. According to the Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Registry, less than 25% of all patients have an identified cause despite rigorous, standardized evaluation. What is known is that the underlying causes of cardiomyopathy in infants and children may be considerably different from that diagnosed in adolescents and adults with similar symptoms. Pediatric cardiomyopathy is more likely to be due to genetic factors while lifestyle or environmental factors play a greater role in adult cardiomyopathy.

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Sudden Cardiac Death of the Young (SCDY) Surveillance and Prevention Project

Sudden cardiac death claims the lives of more than 300 Michigan children and young adults between the ages of 1-39 years annually. These deaths are a tremendous loss not only for families, but for entire communities. Even more disheartening is that many of these deaths could be prevented through screening, detection, and treatment. SCDY victims are too young to die-and every life lost is one too many. Therefore, working together with a motivated group of experts and advocates, the MDCH Genomics Program initiated a surveillance system to further assess the impact of SCDY and identify action steps for prevention.

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Add heart test to high school athletes’ screening, cardiologists say

(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 . They also received an electrocardiogram (ECG).

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Pause to Remember: Terrell Wilson

Terrell Wilson

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. 

Coaches Speak on Collapsed Player’s Recovery, Their Reviving Efforts

MONROE (KTVE/KARD) — The Neville Tigers hit the practice field Thursday with one teammate on their minds.
In one heart-stopping moment Wednesday afternoon, 17-year-old starting safety Cole Tracey collapsed on the practice field.

Teen dies suddenly; family searches for answers

Fifteen-year-old Mya Hughes, a bright-eyed sophomore at North High School in North St. Paul, died suddenly Monday night.

“She’d just light up the room, I will never get to see that again,” Mya’s aunt, Antoinette Hughes said.

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“Have A Heart Save A Life” is Now an Amazon Affiliate

If you shop on Amazon, starting doing so via our Amazon affiliate store link. Then, anything you purchase on Amazon will be credited to us and we will earn money for the Charlie Sanders Foundation’s “Have A Heart Save A Life” project.

This month I have spotlighted Detroit Lions themed items, since they just won Game One two days ago. Just click the link below and remember, you don’t have to purchase our store items to get credit for us . . . once you’ve visited via our store link, you can shop Amazon for whatever you need — just click on “Powered by Amazon” on the top right under “Browse by Category” and you’ll be taken to the familiar Amazon main pages.

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SCA Videos from Parent Heart Watch

New Fundraising Item Coming

At our Wine Tasting in November, we will be introducing a beautiful bracelet from Angel of Grace Awareness Bracelets — a heart disease awareness bracelet. Proceeds from the sale of the bracelets will go to “Have A Heart Save A Life” . . . and the bracelets are just beautiful.

Visit their website at Angel of Grace.

 

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