Aug 6, 2012 Post By: Children's Health

Is your athlete's heart health up to par?
Every patient at Children's who survived after a sudden cardiac event was defibrillated by an automatic external defibrillator (AED) before arrival. Check out the next issue of Children's Med Dallas magazine for more on this topic.

Athletes should have a good base physical evaluation

If your child is a sports player, chances are that he is in full swing with practices right now. If he hasn't visited the pediatrician yet, be sure to make an appointment for a physical evaluation. While sudden cardiac death in an otherwise apparently healthy teen is a rare occurrence, it must be addressed to identify who is at risk.

Our experts have performed clinical research, been published in scientific journals and are engaged in the topic on a national level; they are available to help if you need them!

Did You Know

Every Children's patient who survived after a sudden cardiac event, was defibrillated by an automatic external defibrillator (AED) before arrival. The Children's heart team educates communities, schools and athletic trainers about the importance of AEDs.