Sudden Cardiac Death in Young Athletes

Chandan Devireddy, MD, Cardiologist at the Emory Heart & Vascular Center discusses young athletes and heart attacks after an Olympic Swimmer from Norway dies of sudden cardiac death. The 26 year old world class swimmer, Dale Oen, died after a swimming workout.

In this CNN interview, Dr. Devireddy mentions one cause of sudden cardiac death is  a cardiac disease called Hypertrophic Cardiac Myopathy (HCM) which affects one in 500 people.  Emory has one of the few dedicated HCM Centers in the US.  The center aims to  treat people who are at risk for sudden cardiac risk.   Watch the CNN interview in the video below:

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