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My very first in the nation state to take on the number one killer of student athletes is Pennsylvania.
And for good reason to up to 7000 young people.
Die every year from sudden cardiac arrest doctor -- singles and associate professor medicine at the NYU.
-- go medical center of member of our Fox News medical -- went to PA to check this out.
What is the new state -- do.
Bill this is very very important because out of those 7000 kids that die every year.
They don't know they have heart problems but they may be having symptoms they could be having dizziness shortness of breath rapid heart rate that could be blacking out they could think it's from the fatigue of the field.
But Pennsylvania is starting to create a conversation about this online is information for coaches for parents.
For kids if you have those symptoms they make you get checked you gotta be cleared by a doctor to get back on a quarterback on the field.
Let's hear from representative Mike -- who authored this law.
Every participant in in youth sports both club and schools Boortz or going to have to go on line.
Do the training that we have in place once here and that's going to be mandated for the coaches and all that and game officials as well participants -- her and her parents.
-- the main thing here is that if you know you have this problem you can get treatment for do you get surgery get medication there's.
Different ways they're cardiologists can approach this but you've got to know that you have it.
Now so how does a student athlete -- if they might be at risk for this you college sudden cardiac arrest her.
SCA what can be done about it.
Bill they don't know the main thing is the kids don't know all they know is they're not fail while they may get short of breath they may get -- -- it.
Let's hear from Joseph Harrington let's watch what he has to say about it he was a kid that was -- -- time by one of these screening clinics.
When I -- my parents office they took me to any -- screening clinic it was a free clinic Daryn high school.
And distract me a fifty you KG.
And then they found that the irregular heartbeat and took him back and told me all about it.
Bill he was saying -- -- drew roars that he thought it was Coca-Cola he thought he was just heaven too much caffeine.
And he didn't know it was but when he got screened -- -- -- KG found a problem we had with a heart rhythm.
And that's -- it's true for a lot of these kids for every 7000 or die every year I don't -- scare anyone out there but this probably seven or 101000 more that are at risk.
There's a big problem.
It's good to know and I'm glad -- reporting on it Pennsylvania's the first state leading the way.
Are -- states considering -- -- do we know yet several states are considering it and also the considering getting the defibrillator involved because if you get a defibrillator involved and you get it on there within a minute you can up your chances of saving somebody.
To open up to 90% so that's a big deal could be life -- information thank you doctor Marc Siegel is on that the expo are -- and.
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