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Preventing Tragedy: Sudden cardiac arrest in young athletes

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(FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – When you think of the dangers of youth sports, you might think of a broken bone or a concussion. But the number one cause in deaths among young athletes is sudden cardiac arrest.

What can parents do to prevent tragedy? Dr. Darshak Sanghavi, a pediatric cardiologist at UMass Medical School, and Darla Varrenti, who lost her son, Nick, to sudden cardiac arrest after a game and founded the Nick of Time Foundation, recently joined the FOX 25 Morning News.

For more information:

Nick of Time Foundation online
UMass Medical School
yhwcm@gmail.com

http://www.parentheartwatch.org/Home.aspx

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