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November 20, 2011

Many physicians unfamiliar with student-athlete heart screening guidelines

Reports of teenagers collapsing from sudden cardiac arrest fuel debate about screening young athletes

By Carolyne Krupa
American Medical News

SEATTLE, Wash. — A survey of Washington state physicians finds that less than half know about American Heart Assn. guidelines, and just 6% follow them.

News reports of teenagers collapsing from sudden cardiac arrest at high school sports events have fueled debate about the best way to screen young athletes for cardiac risks.

Full story: Many physicians unfamiliar with student-athlete heart screening guidelines

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