DIEGNAN BILL PACKAGE TO BETTER PROTECT STUDENT ATHLETES FROM SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST ADVANCES

A two bill package Assemblyman Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr., sponsored to develop an information campaign about a specific type of heart disease – hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) – and improve school preparedness for responding to incidents of sudden cardiac arrest was released Monday by the Assembly Education Committee.

“HCM is widely recognized as one of the leading causes of sudden death in student athletes,” said Diegnan (D-Middlesex), the panel’s chairman. “Our goal is to raise awareness in teachers, coaches parents and students of how this disease develops, the warning sings to look for and what to do if diagnosed…”

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