Tag Archives: sudden cardiac arrest in children

Dr. Oz: Heart screening, AEDs in schools, save kids’ lives [VIDEO]

Recently Dr. Mehmet Oz, professor of surgery at Columbia University in New York and host of the syndicated TV program The Dr. Oz Show,  took an in-depth look at what parents can do to prevent sudden cardiac death — what he terms “the number one sudden killer in children.” The show began by reviewing the […]

Depression and antidepressant use linked to sudden cardiac death

A recent analysis of data from the Nurses’ Health Study found that major depression in women is linked to sudden cardiac death. But researchers are still puzzling over what the respective roles of depression itself, and the use of antidepressant medications, play in that link. According to a report in Sudden Cardiac Arrest News, the […]

Kids, drugs, and sudden cardiac arrest

Certain drugs — prescription, illegal, herbal, recreational, and over-the-counter — can trigger cardiac arrhythmias and sudden cardiac arrest in children. The Herma Heart Center at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin noted in its winter newsletter some of the risks associated with drugs including: – The herbal supplement Ephedra. Teens may use it for dieting or to boost athletic […]