There is a proposal for all New Jersey students to be required to learn CPR. It’s going to be up for vote this summer, in July. The bill was introduced by New Jersey Assemblyman Patrick Diegnan on Thursday, that would have two outcomes. First, teens would be tested for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy – or an enlarged heart. Second, the bill would also require all students and staff in New Jersey schools to know CPR and to have defibrillators.
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a heart condition that kills about 75 student athletes across the nation each year. One of the symptoms of it is unusual fatigue.
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