Bioethics SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATH IN ATHLETES
Bioethics SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATH IN ATHLETES

The debate about ECG screening of athletes to prevent sudden cardiac death continues.

In March, 2011, two young athletes died. One, a 17 year old rugby player, had prior heart problems. He died during a rugby match in Colorado.

A 16 year old Michigan basketball player had no known cardiac problems, but dropped dead during a game on March 3, 2011.
http://www.mlive.com/opinion/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2011/03/editorial_what_lessons_to_be_l.html)

In the March issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, a group of Israeli cardiologists examine whether ECG screening has lowered the rate of sudden cardiac death in Israel. Alfred Bove summarizes the issues in an accompanying editorial. [3/24/11]

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