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June 12, 2011

posted Jun 13, 2011, 12:01 PM by Pat Shuff
ECG screening for atletes: Letting evidence and rason advance the debate - www.midwestheart.org

Sudden cardiac death (SCD) in a young athlete, usually

due to genetic cardiovascular disease, is a tragic and emotionally

charged event that brings to the forefront the ongoing

debate about preparticipation electrocardiographic

(ECG) screening and athletic restriction. Development of a

cost-effective screening strategy with a high predictive accuracy

in detecting cardiovascular conditions predisposing

to SCD in athletes is an intuitively attractive public heath


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