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.

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