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Sports medicine physical of the future could help athletes 'ESCAPE' sudden cardiac death
Date:1/23/2014

ositives are problematic from multiple perspectives. Athletes who screen positive, approximately 10 percent of the population, must be held out of sports and referred to a cardiologist for additional tests to assess any possible underlying condition. Yet sudden cardiac death among athletes is miniscule among athletes, with estimates of incidence ranging from 1 per 23,000 to 1 per 300,000 worldwide.

"The ESCAPE protocol provides peace of mind. We've shown it can easily be part of the preparticipation physical. It could be the sports medicine physical of the future," says Corrado.

The next step is to launch a multi-center study with the goal of actually finding the needle in the haystackthe athlete with an undetected cardiovascular condition.


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Contact: Erin Tornatore
erin.tornatore@childrens.harvard.edu
617-919-3110
Boston Children's Hospital
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