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May 7, 2011

posted Jun 10, 2011, 10:05 AM by Pat Shuff

Sudden cardiac arrests stir debate about screening athletes - www.desertnews.com

BRIGHAM CITY — Barry Gardner blamed age and not training hard enough when he started to lose his edge on his racing bike.

"My fix for the problem was to train harder," said Gardner, an emergency room physician at Brigham City Community Hospital.

Unbeknownst to Gardner, his "fix" was putting his life at risk. It wasn't until he woke up in the hospital CAT SCAN machine that he learned his heart was enlarged and that he had suffered a sudden cardiac arrest.

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