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

the use of defibrillators at an event is not considered a viable alternative, the research shows.

"Health-care governing bodies need to be convinced that now is the time for universal [EKG] screening of all young athletes and make the necessary provisions for nationwide screening programs to commence," the study authors concluded.

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The American Heart Association has more information on sudden cardiac death.



-- Dennis Thompson



SOURCE: BMJ Journals, news release, Sept. 7, 2009


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