Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Free Seminar on Sudden Heart Failure in Student Athletes

March 26, 2013 in Best of Both, education, healthcare, Kids, Parenting Seminar, Resources, safety by MyBestofBothWorlds

Talk about timing, upon returning home after attending my son’s local Little League manager / coach meeting what do I find in my inbox? This very important email and I wanted to share information with readers.  The Cincinnati Childrens Hospital free seminar on sudden heart failure in student athletes is on April 9, 2013 from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time.  The seminar will consist of  live video streaming / webinar with questions and answers to help active families understand the risk factors of sudden heart failure in student athletes.


If defibrillation is administered within one minute of collapse, the survival rate for sudden heart failure goes up 90 percent. “Timing is key to survival. Waiting even 10 minutes to defibrillate drops the chances of survival to 10 percent,” says John Lynn Jefferies, MD.

This issue has really hit home for some parent across the country and  The Cincinnati Childrens Hospital wants to raise awareness and help shed light on this issue.  THIS IS A FREE WEBINAR!

Top 5 risk factors for sudden heart failure in student athletes:
1. Family history of sudden death.
2. Fainting or family history of fainting.
3. Family history of arrhythmias or heart muscle disease.
4. Participation in sports (particularly sports that require a burst of activity like basketball, hockey and football).
5. Athlete has gone through puberty (an athlete’s body is stronger at this point and has power during the burst of activity).

If you are interested in participating in the Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Free Seminar on Sudden Heart Failure in Student Athletes please complete the registration / RSVP found in the link below.  You will be able to ask question in real time. It’s a chance to talk to knowledgeable and experienced physicians and get answers right on the spot.

In a live streaming video, the Q and A takes place April 9th from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EST with Jeffrey Towbin, MD and John Lynn Jefferies, MD.


Check out the link below for more information to RSVP.

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Disclaimer: My Best of Both Worlds did not receive any financial compensation in exchange for this post. Raising awareness for sudden heart failure is why I’m posting.