Screening College Athletes May Help Prevent Incidents Of Sudden Cardiac Death

HealthDay Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (6/1, Dallas) reported that “screening college athletes for heart conditions before they participate in sports could help prevent incidents of sudden cardiac death, according to a new study” published in The American Journal of Medicine. In the study, “nearly one in four athletes tested either had a distinct heart abnormality or symptoms that required further screening.” The authors of the study “noted that American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology guidelines for pre-participation screening effectively identified nearly 25 percent of athletes who were candidates for heart screening based on history or symptoms.”

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