|Technician Brian Volz, RDCS shows
Pediatric Cardiologist Michelle Grenier, MD results of Echo Cardiogram of
High School Athlete on Toshiba’s New Aplio 500 CV Ultrasound System
Maybe you’ve heard about rare instances of sudden cardiac arrest in young people. SCA kills around 2,000 young US patients every year, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And the American Academy of Pediatrics notes incidents may be on the rise. So, doctors are talking about ways to better diagnose and prevent this from happening. They don’t necessarily say this rare condition should prevent your family from getting involved in physical fitness. But, how can you and your child’s doctor address this rare possibility when you go in for a sports physical?
|Dr. Santosh Menon, MD, FACC
Director, Carl and Edyth Lindner Heart Failure Treatment
Center at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio
You can watch our entire interview with Dr. Menon at the site of the recent US Rowing Youth National Championships where he and his colleagues were conducting heart health research.
Tomorrow: more photos from the US Rowing Championships!