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Children with heart diseases should not play competitive sports. Yet young athletes with inherited heart conditions often go undiagnosed, and can die unexpectedly during practice or a game. Children's experts recommend watching out for warning signs such as fainting during or after exercise, shortness or breath, seizures, or a family history of unexplained death at a young age.
Children’s 100th Heart Transplant7.25.12
Dr. Yuk Law, a Children’s pediatric cardiologist, discusses Children’s 100th heart transplant.
Healthlink: Teen Heart Screenings6.4.11
Sudden cardiac arrest killed 16-year-old football player Nick Varrenti, so his family started the Nick of Time Foundation in his honor. Now, volunteers from UW Medicine, Seattle Children's and the Nick of Time Foundation come together to screen young kids and look for hidden heart disease.
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