Sudden Cardiac Arrest: Silent Killer In Sports: How to identify symptoms and how to prevent it?

March 8, 2011
Hosted by Ida R. Muorie

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Episode Description

Ida Muorie, Host of Sportsmavericks Show welcomes Parent Heart Watch, a parent advocate group for prevention of Sudden Cardiac Arrest in youth. The victims of this sudden attack are as young as 8, and it is occurring in 1 out of 350 young athletes every year. What should be done and how do we prevent it? Ida's special guest Martha Lopez-Anderson, Chair of Parent Heart Watch a 19 year community advocate in sports and education, and Joseph C. Marek, MD. member of Parent Heart Watch Advisory Board, Clinical Cardiologist with Midwest Heart Specialist and Founder and Medical Director of the Young Hearts for Life™ Cardiac Screening Program, Medical Director, Project ADAM Illinois have a lot to say about the subject matter. Martha had a son Sean that passed away unexpectedly at the age of 10 from a sudden cardiac arrest while rollerblading in their neighborhood. Since 2007, Dr. Joseph Marek and the Young Hearts for Life Cardiac Screening program has been providing electrocardiogram screenings to over 52,000 Chicago land high school students free of charge. Dr. Marek has identified hundreds of students with unrecognized life threatening cardiac conditions, and has developed a cost effective way that schools and community sports groups can do prescreening.

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The Sportsmavericks Show redefines the elite athlete by bridging the gap between parents, athletes and the community. Host Ida Muorie, a.k.a. The Oprah of Sports brings to the VoiceAmerica Network original programming - balancing the pursuit of academic excellence and sports participation. The Sportsmavericks Show airs every Tuesday evening at 5 PM/PST, 8 PM/EST on the VoiceAmerica Sports Channel. Listeners will be engaged in straightforward talk, spontaneous and unscripted by the experts. Ida and her guests will explore the challenges of success and failure in sports, and will help athletes and their parents navigate the transition from high school, college and then on to the pros. We put “fun” back into sports, and recognize role models in sports through our “Sportsmavericks All-Star Award” program. Tune in Tuesday evenings at 5 PM/PST with Ida Muorie and The Sportsmavericks Show, right here on the VoiceAmerica Sports Channel.

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Ida R. Muorie

Ida R. Muorie

Ida R. Muorie, JD is a sports advocate, author, college professor, renowned speaker, personal coach, financial strategist, international spokesperson, lawyer and the President and CEO of Sportsmavericks, Inc. Sportsmavericks is a Community Education and Sports Network company that offers services in life coaching, consulting, diversity training, publishing, community events and video conferencing workshops for sports professionals, student athletes and parents of athletes. In 2004, Muorie combined her experience in sports education with 20 years of financial experience, to launch the first sports talk show on The VoiceAmerica Network. She is also the host and producer of the audio series-- Laying The Foundation For Excellent: “Survival Guide IV Student Athletes,” the DVD, “Finding The (Sports) Woman In You,” and the author of “The Pro-Ready Impact Principles,” and “The Financial Playbook For Athletes.”

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