What we don’t say puts them at risk…what we don’t know could kill them.
Weekly headlines report the shocking incidence of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) at home, in school and on the field. Children, teens and young adults are dying from an outcome that could be prevented. One approach to changing this paradigm is through thoughtful cardiac risk assessments by parents, sports programs and medical professionals.
1 in 300
Youth has an undetected heart condition
Up to 72%
Youth SCA victims had at least one warning sign that was not recognized
Up to 49%
SCA victims have a significant family heart history
Up to 60%
Of sudden cardiac arrests preceded by symptoms where a cardiac diagnosis was not considered