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Pennsylvania General Assembly passed House Bill 1610 to help coaches and athletic trainers protect student athletes from sudden cardiac death - May 2012

Scrrening first step to better heart for Hargrave student - Houston Chronicle - April 10, 2012

AED saved life of Fort Worth Trimble Tech senior baseball player

posted Apr 28, 2012, 10:12 AM by ashley.long@cypressecgproject.org

Family grateful for Huffman ISD EKG policy

posted Mar 28, 2012, 12:32 PM by ashley.long@cypressecgproject.org

New Jersey looking at making cardiac screening mandatory

posted Dec 15, 2011, 8:47 AM by Pat Shuff   [ updated Dec 15, 2011, 9:00 AM ]

Concern about sudden cardiac death (SCD) in young athletes is growing in our American society. SCD in a young athlete (ages 10 to 19) is a devastating event that has a tremendous impact not just on the athlete’s family, but on the school and the entire community. The death of a student-athlete frequently attracts extensive media attention and triggers debate on the adequacy of pre-participation screening and emergency planning at athletic events.

Assembly 1520 Bill - creation of committee to investigate SCD
Senate 786 Bill - creation of committee to investigate SCD
Senate 2128 and Assembly 2774 Bill - Required training on SCD at schools

Bill before US House to promote cardiac awareness

posted Dec 12, 2011, 6:23 AM by Pat Shuff   [ updated Dec 12, 2011, 6:32 AM ]

Preventing Sudden Death in Youth Sports

posted Dec 6, 2011, 8:01 AM by Pat Shuff

06-Dec-11 conference in Washington D.C.

Heart Screening in Arizona

posted Aug 30, 2011, 6:30 AM by Pat Shuff

http://azstarnet.com/news/local/article_a4f41994-9348-56f5-b1c1-282c9a5b9b9b.html

Cypress ECG in the news - Houston Chronicle

posted Aug 24, 2011, 10:09 AM by Pat Shuff

http://www.chron.com/default/article/Schools-extend-heat-safety-heart-care-beyond-2135056.php

"The coaches argue with me all the time. They say band is not a sport, but we're just as competitive as they are," said Worthing High band director Renferd Joseph, a Jack Yates High band alumnus and a former member of Texas Southern University's Ocean of Soul. "High-step marching is even more intense. I believe we condition harder than the football team. They're not carrying a 30-pound tuba or sousaphone on their backs or a 20-pound snare drum on their chests. And you're steady blowing hot air. You're sweating and then you've got a wool uniform on from head to toe. The only difference is they have physical contact."

To help monitor the health of band members, as well as other students with exertion and exposure similar to athletes, some school districts, including Huffman Independent School District, are requiring heart screenings. Others, such as the Houston Independent School District, have instituted heat restrictions on outdoor practices that apply to athletes and marching band members, district spokeswoman Denisse Cantu said.

WSJ discusses pros and cons of screening

posted Aug 24, 2011, 9:51 AM by Pat Shuff

http://blogs.wsj.com/health/2011/08/23/the-ongoing-controversy-over-screening-young-athletes-with-ecg/

The debate over whether high-school and college athletes should routinely have ECGs added to their pre-participation physicals has been brewing for years, sparked by the rare but shocking deaths of young, seemingly healthy athletes on the field of play.

Quinn Driscoll Foundation receives award for screening

posted Aug 24, 2011, 9:50 AM by Pat Shuff

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/8/prweb8737400.htm

Vancouver, WA (PRWEB) August 24, 2011

The Quinn Driscoll Foundation founders, Scott and Kelly Driscoll, are recognized as Community Heroes by Safeco Insurance and receive $2,000 donation for Foundation programs. Each year, Safeco Insurance celebrates local heroes who make a positive difference. This Safeco initiative, called the Agent Giving Program, is designed to focus on three areas: education, health and safety, and civic engagement.

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