Navigation Links
Testing Young Athletes for Heart Defects May Save Lives
Date:9/9/2009

To prevent sudden cardiac death, researchers recommend electrocardiograms

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Young athletes should be tested for heart abnormalities to prevent sudden cardiac death triggered by vigorous exercise, new Dutch research suggests.

Sudden cardiac death is the leading cause of death in young athletes, but no one knows how common it is, as figures vary and mandatory reporting does not exist, the study authors noted.

The idea of screening for potentially deadly heart abnormalities in athletes before they embark on a career in competitive sports has been debated for years.

Critics say that electrocardiograms (ECGs) pick up too many "normal irregularities" that result as the body adapts to the demands of competitive sports, leading to unnecessary alarm and needless investigations. Opponents also have questioned the cost effectiveness of testing.

But the findings, published online in September in the first of a series of quarterly partnership issues between the British Journal of Sports Medicine and the International Olympic Committee, may silence some of the critics.

The researchers screened 371 athletes between the ages of 12 and 35 over two years. They found that EKG produced false positive results for 47 athletes, or 11 percent of the group, which they declared an acceptable rate. EKG found heart problems in 10 athletes, four of whom were restricted from further participation in sports.

To detect one athlete with potentially deadly cardiovascular disease, 143 had to be screened, a number that is within acceptable limits, the researchers explained in a news release from the journal's publisher.

In another review of the available evidence, researchers found that trying to pick up potentially fatal heart abnormalities through questionnaires and physical exams alone is ineffective.

And, because the survival rate is so low, relying on
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. New Shape-HF Cardiopulmonary Testing System to be on Display at the Heart Failure Society of America 13th Annual Scientific Meeting, September 13-16
2. Kroger Selects WaveSense Diabetes Testing Products
3. Cancer Community Alarmed at CMS Policy Lumping Life-Saving Cancer Therapy With Diagnostic Testing For Major Funding Cuts
4. Cost Effective Solution for Patient Testing: Introducing Comprehensive and Affordable Molecular Diagnosis With Verifiable Accuracy
5. Confidential Online STD Testing Clinic, getSTDtested.com, Introduces Edu-Tainment for STD Prevention as Social Networking Changes Dating Scene
6. Confidential Online STD Testing Clinic, GetSTDTested.com, Strengthens Partnership With ASHA in the Fight Against STDs
7. Motorola Introduces Innovative Wireless LAN Security Solution for Remote Wireless Security Testing
8. Update on Astellas Request for Rigorous Testing and Safety-Related Labeling for Anti-Rejection Medications
9. Experts Urge Cognitive Testing of Kids With Epilepsy
10. Astellas Seeks Rigorous Testing and Safety-Related Labeling for Anti-Rejection Medications
11. Aethlon Medical Initiates Swine Flu Testing Program
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Testing Young Athletes for Heart Defects May Save Lives
(Date:8/4/2015)... CA (PRWEB) , ... August 04, 2015 , ... ... named as one of 20 finalists for America’s Favorite Veterinarian. The contest is ... chosen by a judging committee from 500 nominees. Nominees were evaluated on community ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... MO (PRWEB) , ... August 04, 2015 , ... ... handling national talcum powder lawsuits filed against Johnson & Johnson report that a ... Talcum powder lawyers provide regular news updates and cancer warning information at ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... ... August 04, 2015 , ... Lightning Labels ... its Denver facility that will usher in a new standard of sticker and ... more effectively meet its twin objectives of quality and quantity without compromising ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... ... August 04, 2015 , ... Healthcare IT News ... technology professionals in healthcare and technology markets, today announced significant spikes in website ... recently-announced Electronic Health Record (EHR) decision. The DOD related numbers solidify HITN’s status ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... ... August 04, 2015 , ... Approved provider of ... up of live courses for the month of August. , Physical therapy professionals ... or by purchasing a Physical Therapy Flex package. Flex packages allow therapists to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Dr. Gary Richter, Oakland Holistic Veterinarian, Among 20 Finalists for America’s Favorite Veterinarian 2Health News:Dr. Gary Richter, Oakland Holistic Veterinarian, Among 20 Finalists for America’s Favorite Veterinarian 3Health News:Talcum Powder Lawsuits: Plaintiffs Suggest Middlesex County Transfer 2Health News:Talcum Powder Lawsuits: Plaintiffs Suggest Middlesex County Transfer 3Health News:Talcum Powder Lawsuits: Plaintiffs Suggest Middlesex County Transfer 4Health News:Lightning Labels Installs State-of-the-Art Digital Press 2Health News:Lightning Labels Installs State-of-the-Art Digital Press 3Health News:Coverage of DOD’s EHR Decision Reinforces Healthcare IT News’ Leadership 2Health News:Elite Online CE Provider Announces Schedule of Live Courses For Florida Physical Therapy Continuing Education 2Health News:Elite Online CE Provider Announces Schedule of Live Courses For Florida Physical Therapy Continuing Education 3
... ... surrogacy and egg donation friendly state in the United States. Our goal ... dream of a family. When we contacted some of Southern California,s ... services to one lucky seminar attendee, we were overwhelmed at the response." ...
... , , , , , ... , , ... Click here for more information. , ... , , , , ...
... , , Center for Reproductive Rights ... Rights Defenders , , ... serious stigma are reducing the number of abortion providers and making ... released today by the Center for Reproductive Rights, a leading reproductive ...
... shed light on how the disease affects humans , WEDNESDAY, ... species of African chimp can develop the equivalent of AIDS ... shed light on how the disease wreaks havoc in people. ... HIV-like virus, but it generally didn,t appear to actually cause ...
... , , , SAN ... high unemployment and underemployment, nurses are putting in more hours than at this ... economy rebounds, according to a recent survey by AMN Healthcare, the nation,s largest ... nurses who during May visited NurseZone.com and RN.com, two of AMN,s Web sites. ...
... SANTA MONICA, Calif. and LAS VEGAS, July 22 Cord Blood ... cord blood stem cell preservation companies ( http://www.cordblood-america.com ... cells to families nationwide and internationally, announced today that its founder ... interview on KVVU Fox News Las Vegas, in which he discusses ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Surrogacy and Egg Donation Seminar with Free Egg Donation Cycle 2Health News:Surrogacy and Egg Donation Seminar with Free Egg Donation Cycle 3Health News:Surrogacy and Egg Donation Seminar with Free Egg Donation Cycle 4Health News:Life after chemotherapy: Daily tasks, quality of life may be affected, MU researcher finds 2Health News:Life after chemotherapy: Daily tasks, quality of life may be affected, MU researcher finds 3Health News:Life after chemotherapy: Daily tasks, quality of life may be affected, MU researcher finds 4Health News:Investigation Shows Threats, Restrictions Impose Severe Obstacles for Abortion Providers, Women Seeking Abortions 2Health News:Investigation Shows Threats, Restrictions Impose Severe Obstacles for Abortion Providers, Women Seeking Abortions 3Health News:AIDS-like Illness Found in African Chimps 2Health News:Nurses Working More in Down Economy 2Health News:Cord Blood America CEO Discusses New State-of-the-Art State Laboratory in Fox News Television Interview 2Health News:Cord Blood America CEO Discusses New State-of-the-Art State Laboratory in Fox News Television Interview 3
(Date:8/3/2015)... (NASDAQ: CYTR ), a biopharmaceutical research and development ... the three months ended June 30, 2015, and also ... for its clinical development programs. "The second ... Enrollment in our ongoing pivotal global Phase 3 clinical ... on track to be completed in the first quarter ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... , Aug. 3, 2015 Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, ... will host its Second Quarter 2015 Investor Conference Call ...    The call will cover an update ... second quarter 2015 financials. A press release detailing the ... issued the afternoon of Monday, August 10. Investors and ...
(Date:8/3/2015)...  Celsion Corporation (NASDAQ: CLSN ) announced ... call to discuss its second quarter 2015 financial ... programs for ThermoDox®, its proprietary heat-activated liposomal encapsulation ... TheraPlas™ and TheraSilence™, in immunotherapy and RNA delivery ... 2015. To participate in the call, interested parties ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:CytRx Reports 2015 Second Quarter Financial Results 2CytRx Reports 2015 Second Quarter Financial Results 3CytRx Reports 2015 Second Quarter Financial Results 4CytRx Reports 2015 Second Quarter Financial Results 5CytRx Reports 2015 Second Quarter Financial Results 6CytRx Reports 2015 Second Quarter Financial Results 7CytRx Reports 2015 Second Quarter Financial Results 8CytRx Reports 2015 Second Quarter Financial Results 9CytRx Reports 2015 Second Quarter Financial Results 10CytRx Reports 2015 Second Quarter Financial Results 11CytRx Reports 2015 Second Quarter Financial Results 12CytRx Reports 2015 Second Quarter Financial Results 13CytRx Reports 2015 Second Quarter Financial Results 14Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Announces Timing of Second Quarter 2015 Investor Conference Call 2Celsion Corporation to Hold Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results Conference Call on Monday, August 10, 2015 2
... Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ... ) today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering ... price of $4.40 per share.  The offering is expected to ... closing conditions.  In addition, AVANIR has granted the underwriters a ...
... BEIJING, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Medical Technologies, ... leading China-based advanced in-vitro diagnostic ("IVD") company, today announced ... ended September 30, 2010 ("2Q FY2010"). ... Revenues increased by 21.5% year-over-year to ...
Cached Medicine Technology:AVANIR Pharmaceuticals Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Common Stock 2AVANIR Pharmaceuticals Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Common Stock 3China Medical Technologies Reports Second Fiscal Quarter Financial Results 2China Medical Technologies Reports Second Fiscal Quarter Financial Results 3China Medical Technologies Reports Second Fiscal Quarter Financial Results 4China Medical Technologies Reports Second Fiscal Quarter Financial Results 5China Medical Technologies Reports Second Fiscal Quarter Financial Results 6China Medical Technologies Reports Second Fiscal Quarter Financial Results 7China Medical Technologies Reports Second Fiscal Quarter Financial Results 8China Medical Technologies Reports Second Fiscal Quarter Financial Results 9China Medical Technologies Reports Second Fiscal Quarter Financial Results 10China Medical Technologies Reports Second Fiscal Quarter Financial Results 11China Medical Technologies Reports Second Fiscal Quarter Financial Results 12China Medical Technologies Reports Second Fiscal Quarter Financial Results 13China Medical Technologies Reports Second Fiscal Quarter Financial Results 14
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
Medicine Products: