Healthy Hearts, Healthy Lives Study

PI: Victoria L. Vetter, MD, MPH

This community-based study focuses on cardiovascular disease and obesity in children and youth. The study aims to 1) provide a community based intervention to increase awareness of the heart health impact of obesity and hypertension to identify and prevent associated sudden cardiac death in adulthood; and 2) identify children at risk for cardiac conditions associated with sudden cardiac death in childhood. The study will target 1000 children, aged 5-19 years in the Philadelphia region in selected high schools and community recreation centers.