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Fabrice Muamba Foootball Star retires, blame Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Cardiomyopathy, Arrhythmia

Athletes and Parents of athletes respond when a child in the community or a high profile athlete die or fall ill due to ACS, arrythmia or cardiomyopathy. Here is the story of a guy who stayed alive for 78 minutes without a pulse due to immediate medical attention and smart doctors. I wonder what an EKG screening might have done to have helped discover his medical condition. Please review this article.

Understanding Cardiac Arrest in Athletes Such as Fabrice Muamba

March 27th, 2012 By Emory Heart & Vascular Center

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Source: CNN

Emory Heart & Vascular Center cardiologist Chandan Devireddy, MD recently sat down with the team at CNN to discuss what likely happened to English soccer player, Fabrice Muamba, when he collapsed from sudden cardiac arrest during a game earlier this month.

In the CNN interview, Dr. Devireddy also the cautions and guidelines athletes need to take to diagnose and prevent sudden cardiac death. To get Dr. Devireddy’s full take on cardiac arrest and athletes, check out his interview with CNN here.

Emory’s Heart & Vascular Center is consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top heart health centers in the nation. The Emory Heart & Vascular Center offers services that cover the entire continuum of care, from prevention and early detection to the latest in cardiovascular treatment. In fact, Emory has one of the few dedicated hypertrophic cardiomyopathy clinics (HCM) in the US. Emory’s specialized HCM center offers comprehensive care (surgery, interventional cardiology, genetic testing, etc.), as well as greater experience and expertise.

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