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Monday, July 9, 2012

Will the U.S. Catch Up to European and Olympics Standards (in protecting young hearts)?

Are we on the verge of adding a 10-minute heart screening to routine athlete health screenings?  This article from the medical community sheds some interesting light...

Europe does it.  The Olympics standards require it.  Why don't we???

Postnote:  Italy started requiring heart screenings as part of the routine athletic screening in the 1990s.  Since then, deaths among athletes due to Sudden Cardiac Arrest have decreased 89%.  Eighty-nine percent.  Quote me on that; I'm too lazy to list the citation right now, but I can dig it up (anyone can Google it)-- crazy, right?

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