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Special Report (Crib Deaths) #480723

NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 01, 1975
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(Studio) Doctors may know cause of crib death of infants.

(DC) Baby, Darrell Tripp, survived several respiratory failures. He's at home and hooked to machine that will cause alarm if he stops breathing. 10,000 infants die each year suddenly. Scientists at National Heart and Lung Institute study possibility of children inheriting heart problem. Doctors study heart beats of 42 sets of parents of children who died of crib death. [National Heart and Lung Institute Dr. Stephen EPSTEIN - says 25% of families who had a crib death had prolongation of Q-T interval. Explains how this leads to sudden death.] Courtney Dawson, nearly 3, died of heart attack at 7 weeks Doctors revived her. Her heart showed signs of Q-T syndrome.

Hart, John;
Neal, Roy

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