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April 5, 2011

posted Jun 9, 2011, 12:32 PM by Pat Shuff

Sudden Cardiac Death More Common in Young Athletes Than Thought - health.usnews.com

TUESDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- Sudden cardiac death kills more young athletes in the United States than previously estimated, according to a new study.

An analysis of news reports, insurance claims and data from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) revealed that one in 43,770 NCAA athletes suffer sudden cardiac death each year, said the researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle.

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