Toppling TVs a Risk to Kids: TUESDAY.

Often TVs fall as kids climb on furniture to obtain a toy or various other attractive item, Cusimano said. In many cases, TV sets are together with dressers or other pieces of furniture that weren’t designed to hold a TV, he added. Older children often overturn TVs because they collide with the furniture or stand on which the set is positioned, Cusimano said. Cusimano and Parker said that a lot of children injured are too adolescent to know the risks posed simply by TVs and so are also uncoordinated, increasing the odds of an accident.Jeff S. Healey, M.D., Stuart J. Connolly, M.D., Michael R. Gold, M.D., Carsten W. Israel, M.D., Isabelle C. Van Gelder, M.D., Alessandro Capucci, M.D., C.P. Lau, M.D., Eric Fain, M.D., Sean Yang, M.Sc., Christophe Bailleul, M.D., Carlos A. Morillo, M.D., Tag Carlson, M.D., Ellison Themeles, M.Sc., Elizabeth S. Kaufman, M.D., and Stefan H. Hohnloser, M.D. For the ASSERT Investigators: Subclinical Atrial Fibrillation and the chance of Stroke Atrial fibrillation may be asymptomatic and consequently subclinical.1,2 Epidemiologic studies indicate that many patients with atrial fibrillation on screening electrocardiograms had not previously received a medical diagnosis of atrial fibrillation.3 About 15 percent of strokes are due to documented atrial fibrillation, and 50 to 60 percent to documented cerebrovascular disease,4-7 but in about 25 percent of patients who have ischemic strokes, no etiologic factor is identified.