Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Youth Heart Disease

Greg Olsen's son, T.J., has gone through two open-heart surgeries.
Greg Olsen's son, T.J., has gone through two open-heart surgeries.
Credit Greg Olsen

We often think of heart disease as an elderly person's issue. The fact is, heart disease is often congenital and can affect many children, even infants. Stroke is also a larger issue for young people than previously thought. From infants to overweight youth to young athletes, heart disease is becoming an issue and several area doctors work with young people with heart issues every day. We will meet some of them and also a Carolina Panther star whose own child is suffering from heart disease.

Guests

Dr. Benjamin Peeler - Chief of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery at Levine Children's Hospital
Dr. David Price - Medical Director of Heart of a Champion Day
Jorge Alegria - Cardiologist with Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute
Greg Olsen - Carolina Panther and father of a child with heart disease

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