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Posts Tagged with: Pediatric Cardiology

Open Heart Surgery Saves the Life of a Teenage Athlete

Open Heart Surgery Saves the Life of a Teenage Athlete It’s estimated that one in every 250 high school student athletes is at risk of a serious cardiac condition that could result in sudden death. These deaths are typically the result of a hidden heart defect. That was the case for 13-year-old Joaquim Solis when a rare heart defect…
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Cholesterol: All in the family?

Cholesterol: All in the family? Blood tests during immunizations can detect high cholesterol risks in children, parents Routine immunization visits can help prevent diseases before they strike. Now, a study from the New England Journal of Medicine shows that an additional heel stick during these appointments can identify genetic markers for high cholesterol –…
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Making school lunch more heart-friendly

Making school lunch more heart-friendly Children’s low heart health scores increase risk of future heart disease Tips on how to make school lunch more heart-friendly Back-to-school is just upon us, yet some scores are already in, and they aren’t good.  A new scientific statement published by the American Heart Association…
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