Primary Prevention and Awareness

Early Warning Signs of Possible Heart Disease in a Child or Family
  • Your child has fainted suddenly and without warning, especially during exercise or in response to loud sounds like doorbells, alarm clocks or ringing phones
  • Your child has had a seizure suddenly and without warning, especially during exercise or in response to loud sounds like doorbells, alarm clocks or ringing phones
  • Your child has ever had unusual chest pain or shortness of breath during exercise
  • Your child is related to anyone who had sudden, unexplained and unexpected death before the age of 50
  • Your child is related to anyone who has been diagnosed with a condition that can cause sudden cardiac death, such as:
  • Brugada syndrome

      If your child has any of these warning signs, he should be evaluated further by his primary care physician, with appropriate referral as indicated.

    • Contact Richard Lamphier, R.N., Clinical Program Manager, Project S.A.V.E. at 404-785-7201 for more information.