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Pre-screening for young athletes at risk of sudden cardiac death: What works and what doesn't, and at what cost

from Medical News Today

Although rare, sudden cardiac death in young athletes raises serious concerns, especially because most victims report no warning symptoms. Pre-participation screening aims to identify children, adolescents, and young adults at risk, but there is not yet consensus regarding the best way to accomplish this. A report in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology sheds light on this controversial topic by describing a new screening protocol that offers advantages over American Heart Association recommendations and shows that the electrocardiogram is the best single screening method. more


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