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Wimbledon Health Partners
Industry Leader in On-Site Diagnostic Testing for Athletic Programs and Physicians
Industry Leader in On-Site Diagnostic Testing for Athletic Programs and Physicians
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Michael Jones, 16 years old, was at club soccer practice when he collapsed. CPR was not enough to save the incoming junior. Now, another community is mourning a loved one, a friend, and a teammate. It’s time to take the next step to protect your students. Make sure their hearts are healthy by signing up your school for testing.

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The loss of John Lee is felt by many. But his tragedy didn’t have to happen. Cardiac tests can detect heart conditions such as cardiomyopathy, early, so measures can be taken to keep a student safe. Don’t take a chance with your students’ lives. Take the next step to protect them – sign up your school for testing.

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Not all students with undiagnosed heart conditions will suffer SCA during a sporting event, where there is likely to be access to AEDs and medical professionals who know what to do. Not all resuscitation attempts using an AED are successful when it comes to saving the lives of student athletes. Diagnosing a heart abnormality proactively, before a cardiac event happens, is the best way to help prevent tragedies such as these. Knowledge allows athletes and their families to address a heart condition early and take the appropriate measures to keep themselves safe.

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“I think its really important to represent the heart disease community,” said Hemphill, 32, who lives in Portland, Oregon. “A lot of times when you think about someone whose heart is damaged, you think about someone walking around with an oxygen tank. That might be the case for some people but it’s not all of us.”

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“I think its really important to represent the heart disease community,” said Hemphill, 32, who lives in Portland, Oregon. “A lot of times when you think about someone whose heart is damaged, you think about someone walking around with an oxygen tank. That might be the case for some people but it’s not all of us.”

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Golden had no history of heart problems, but his irregular heartbeat put him in the hospital. Less than a week later, he underwent a relatively simple procedure and was later cleared to return to basketball. What if Golden's episode hadn't happened on the court where medical professionals could attend to him immediately?

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Though a cause of death for 17-year-old Dorrell McFarland hasn’t yet been determined, friends attribute it to sudden cardiac arrest—the #1 medical cause of death of young athletes. Sudden cardiac arrest often strikes with no warning signs or symptoms. Sports physicals do not pick up most heart abnormalities. Preventative cardiovascular testing can help save lives by identifying heart conditions before cardiac arrest happens.

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A rare heart arrhythmia triggered the sudden death of Homestead High basketball player Kimberly Nuestro, according to her father.

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Nick Fairley is out for the season due to a heart condition, but his health is more important than football. Wimbledon Health Partners proactively tests student athletes between the ages of 12 and 25 for heart conditions that can cause sudden cardiac arrest. Knowledge is key when it comes to prevention. Fairley has the knowledge to keep him safe by keeping him off the field.

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New MCRI study suggests that if a child is overweight but loses weight and adopts healthy eating and exercise habits prior to age 14, there is a good chance that they won't have done any irreversible damage to their heart.
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