Sudden Cardiac Arrest During Sports Activity in Middle Age
A large population based prospective study of sports associated sudden cardiac arrests (SCA) in 35-65 year olds found that; 16% had known pre-existing heart disease and 36% had typical heart related symptoms during the week preceding the SCA
Reference: Sudden Cardiac Arrest During Sports Activity in Middle Age: Marijon E.et al. Circulation 2015
Westfield Sports High School Special Video
A wonderful initiative undertaken by our Charity and Westfields Sports High School in Sydney has resulted in this special video. Many thanks to the staff and students at Australia’s first Sports High School with particular mention to Jada Whyman – the Young Matildas and Western Sydney Wanderers goalie.
Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program
The Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Programme has now arrived, from November 1st, any local clubs wishing to apply for this grant must be registered with the NSW Office of Sport in order to apply for 50% of the purchase cost of an AED for their club. Closing date for applications is the 20th of December.
WSW Opening Round A-League Game
Sunday 8th October was an historic night for our Charity. HOF was the designated match day partner of the WESTERN SYDNEY WANDERERS FC for the opening round A-League game against Perth Glory FC. It's the first time this has happened. It was a great opportunity to get our message across to the broader football world with over 12,000 fans at Spotless Stadium in Sydney.
The Miracle Inside You
Watching Catalyst Series 18 Heartbeat: The Miracle Inside You in iview
Heart surgeon Dr Nikki Stamp takes us into the amazing world of our hearts - revealing how they function, how can we look after them and shows us the latest science she uses to help fix them when they go wrong. #ABCcatalyst
Three realities you need to know about preventing a heart attack
We would like to thank John Cummins of Executive Medicine for the following article.
The sudden and tragic death at the age of 43 of elite athlete Dean Mercer shocked Australia because of the obvious concerning paradox: how can a young man, in the prime of his life, who dedicated his life to being an elite athlete die from the very outcome that fitness is said to prevent?
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6 Aside Tournament
On Monday 24th April 2017 we held the inaugural Heartbeat of Football 6 Aside Tournament with 8 teams and over 50 players having health checks and CPR Training.
Grant helps identify soccer players with elevated cardiac risk
The Heartbeat of Football has started its 2017 activities with a Heart Health Awareness Tent at Wentworth Park in Sydney, to educate soccer players about heart health as they head into a new season.
The Heartbeat of Soccer - Body & Soul Magazine
Aside from goals, nets and balls, CPR awareness and portable defibrillators are now becoming common on Australian soccer fields.
Heartbeat of Football and Football NSW join forces
Heartbeat of Football is pleased to announce a new partnership with Football NSW to increase awareness the importance of obtaining Health Checks, CPR training and the benefits of early defibrillation in the hope of reducing the incidence of unnecessary deaths in football.