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May 3, 2011

posted Jun 10, 2011, 9:54 AM by Pat Shuff

Student-Athletes Are at War With Cardiac Arrest - www.bet.com 


    Past research may have underestimated the number of incidents in which college athletes died suddenly of cardiac-related deaths, according to a new study. 

    Comparing data from the National Collegiate Athletic Association and media documents, researchers discovered that an estimated one in every 43,770 student-athletes died of sudden cardiac arrest every year. That makes this cause of death the No. 1 medical-related killer of college athletes.


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