Live Q & A: Find Out If Your Student Athlete Is At Risk For Sudden Heart Failure

Disclosure: I received no compensation for this post. PartnersHub has provided me with the following information and images to pass along to you, my readers.

PartnersHub has asked me to share information about this very important event, and I am happy to oblige. Do you have a student or young athlete in your family? This free live Q&A session could be a lifesaver! Read below to get an idea of what to expect, or click on the photo below to find out more info and RSVP to attend.


PartnersHub is working with the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center on a free live Q and A to help active families understand the risk factors of sudden heart failure in student athletes.


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).


DID YOU KNOW?*
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 all of us here at Partnershub recently and we want to do what we can to help shed light on this issue. 

This is a free, live, on-line Q and A where you and your readers can ask questions in real time. It’s a chance to talk to knowledgeable and experienced doctors and get answers right on the spot.

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.

Family is the most important thing in the world, so if we can help one person with this chat then we’ve made a huge difference! Check out the link below for more information!

*RSVP Here!* : *
http://liveevent.cincinnatichildrensblog.org/events/heart-failure-athletes



~Sam