Author : David Kuluva

Signs and Symptoms of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Original article Signs and Symptoms of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION What is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy? Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a heart condition that causes the walls of your heart to thicken. In many cases, it can also cause the heart walls to stiffen, which reduces the amount of blood that can flow into your heart and[…]


When Keyontae Johnson collapsed on the basketball court on Saturday, college sports temporarily stood as still as his teammates. He was rushed to the hospital where he is currently in stable but critical condition. There’s still much learn about the impact COVID can have on multiple organs, the most concerning being the heart.  It’s still unknown[…]

COVID-19: FAQ’s for heart patients by Professor Sanjay Sharma

I have a heart condition. Am I at more risk of getting COVID-19 than somebody who doesn’t have a heart condition? No – the infection can be caught by anyone. However, people with underlying heart conditions might be more likely to show symptoms of the infection or to have a more severe infection than others.[…]

The Strive for Life Foundation honors Molly Wiskur – National Go Red for Women Day

For National Go Red For Women Day, the Strive for Life Foundation is honoring Molly Wiskur! Molly was a 17 year old junior at Shawnee Mission South when her mom decided at the last minute to sign her up for a heart screening at an ATS HeartCheck clinic. Molly was a cheerleader, played soccer, ran track,[…]

When tragedy strikes: Preventing sudden cardiac death in student-athletes

A competitive athlete dies every three days, often of cardiac arrest BY DR. DAVID L. FISCHMAN AND DR. MICHAEL P. SAVAGE, THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY A competitive athlete dies every three days, often of sudden cardiac arrest. With the end of summer and the beginning of a new academic year, tens of thousands of students will be[…]

My little girl, 10, died from excitement halfway down a 270ft water slide

London Eisenbeis had waited two years to ride the giant slide, but her family never thought the thrilling experience would end up killing their 10-year-old The 10-year-old was finally tall enough to go on the park’s biggest slide for the first time and, as she prepared to ‘drop’ down the 273ft-long chute, she could barely[…]

What It’s Really Like Living With 3 Heart Conditions

Getty image by Yuliya Nazaryan Back in November of 2011, when I went in to the hospital for a stress test because I was noticing shortness of breath and an irregular heartbeat, I ended up getting a cardiac catheterization. It was determined that I have non-ischemic cardiomyopathy, left bundle branch block and congestive heart failure. Whenever[…]

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