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By Gini Davis
THE CHRONICLE 

'The beat goes on' (the road) for CMS athletes

 

October 10, 2019

PHOTO PROVIDED/CHARLES MUEHLECK

CMS principal Shirley Burrus receives the 191st Portable Automated External Defibrillator. With Burrus are Jeff and Bev Heller, parents of the late David Heller, for whom the foundation is named.

CRESWELL – No one wants to think about the possibility of sitting in the stands, watching their son, daughter or grandchild participate in school football or basketball game, and seeing their child or a teammate go into sudden cardiac arrest from a previously undetected heart condition.

But it happens. Soberingly, sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is the leading cause of death in young athletes. One such sudden cardiac death (SCD) occurs every three days in the U.S. – most during training or a competition. Most victims are male, and more than two-thirds of these sudden cardiac deaths occur am...



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