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?