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.