( Subasic 18 ) The deaths are rising in sudden cardiac deaths, but not all athletes die each time a cardiac arrest takes place. Each time an athlete suffers a sudden cardiac arrest they don’t all die, but the deaths are rising. Sports related cardiac deaths are very sudden and most scientists do not know why they occur, but researchers are conducting many studies to try to determine the exact cause. Therefore there have been many studies done trying to determine why athletes suffer sudden cardiac arrest, and although there have been a fair amount of conclusions, none have been clear and strong enough to determine why exactly they occ... ... middle of paper ... ...sk of sudden cardiac deaths to athletes there. Screening those athletes undergo is very expensive and I do not think it is the way for the United States to handle the sudden increase of sudden cardiac arrests leading to death.
People, until told by a medical physician generally overlook high blood pressure. People are not aware of how hypertension affects the body, how it is measured, what the symptoms are of high blood pressure, and what people/ethnic groups are affected by hypertension more than another. Recent research has revealed that under diagnosed hypertension affects millions and millions of people ranging from adolescents to the elderly. High blood pressure affects many lives, but most people are unaware of what high blood pressure is. (“Merriam-Webster Dictionary”, 2014) High blood pressure is defined as an “abnormal elevated blood pressure especially of the arteries.” Also know as hypertension.
The treatments that they have are very little and helps but sometimes it results in a person dieing. Brain cancer is a scary thing and affects people in so many different ways. Cancer is very deadly and kills millions each year. There is so much about brain cancer that a lot of people are not aware of. If someone you know or love has cancer you should first educate you self and always keep an open mind.
This is highly unfathomable, but the issue comes when all those lives lost were not informed or may not have known ways for seeking help. On the scale of those who do versus those who attempt, the numbers are drastically higher. “[There have been up to] 5,400 suicide attempts made daily by teens in the US,” thinking about this statistic is quite concerning because the numbers are no longer surprising. (Teen). Numbers this high should be alarming, but because mental health and other risk factors are so common all alarming senses are gone.
Introduction Basic life support (BLS) is a skill that many people in the community are lacking. Nearly 400,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur annually in the United States (American Heart Association, 2012), and of this 89% of the people die because they did not receive immediate CPR by a bystander (American Heart Association, 2012). In communities throughout Contra Costa County in the state of California, several cities have experienced tragedies of teens that have died due to sudden cardiac death and lack of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or defibrillator use. In December 2009, a 15 year-old Dairus Jones from Pittsburgh High School died after going into sudden cardiac arrest on the basketball court (Darius Jones Foundation, 2011) and in January 2010, 15-year-old Calvary Christian Academy student Joshua Ellison, of El Sobrante, died after collapsing at a basketball game (Contra Costa Times, 2010). Problem Despite the fact that from May 2009 - February 2010, in Contra Costa County alone, there were 9 sudden cardiac arrests experienced by children and youth, there is no standard curriculum in place at school for youth and their parents to learn lifesaving CPR skills.
SIDS, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, a leading cause of death in infants under the age of one, has left medical experts unable to clearly define sudden infant death syndrome. After thirty years of research, the medical field has not discovered definite causes for SIDS. Medical experts have suggested many theories that have been studied and debated. In the Western world, SIDS is the most common cause of death for infants between two weeks and one year of age, but SIDS also occurs throughout the world. SIDS most commonly happens during sleep, although it can occur anywhere, such as in baby carriages, safety car seats, or even someone’s arms.
It is hard to tell how much damage one has done to their brain, because doctors cannot see it from the outside of their brain (Haas). Concussions are very common. In the United States alone 1.4 million people suffer from concussions annually (Schafer). Researchers studied fifty brains of people who have suffered from concussions t... ... middle of paper ... ...ey should contact emergency services immediately. One should also rest a lot when they have a concussion.
“Every year, more than 1 million Americans have a heart attack -- a sudden interruption in the heart's blood supply” (Cassoobhoy). All heart attacks come out of the blue. Just to make things clear, “a heart attack is not the same as cardiac arrest. In a heart attack, the heart does not usually stop beating. During cardiac arrest, the heart totally stops beating” (“Heart Attack and Stroke: Signs of a Heart Attack”).
Unfortunately this disorder effects many young athletes due to their increased stresses of training on their heart. However, despite the use of new technology such as the electrocardiogram and transthoracic echocardiogram, the strategies are limited, restricting new answers. This condition is said to start within the sacromeric proteins, as past studies has called this disorder ‘the disease of the sacromere’ 6. The muscle around the left ventricle is so strong that is does not relax enough after contraction to regenerate blood back into the heart 5. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy was discovered in approximately 50% of young individuals who died suddenly 5.
There are a great number of diseases around the world that can be detrimental to a person and may even cause death. Heart disease tends to be the number one cause of death for women and men. Heart failure is a major cause of death in people who have heart disease. According to Komanduri 2017, “the prevalence of Heart Failure is estimated to be greater than 5.8 million people in the United States and approximately more than 23 million people around the world.” Heart Failure is not curable. However Heart Failure can be preventable and controllable.