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Experts Urge School Screening of Athletes’ Hearts with EKGs

A very interesting new study may change my practice. I’ve been doing sports medicine for nearly 30 years, 10 of those as a volunteer physician with the US Olympic Committee and as a subspecialist with a Certificate of Added Qualification … Continue reading

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Heart tests for all athletes could save lives: study

Reuters is reporting research from Italy claiming that mandatory heart screenings for all athletes could detect potentially fatal problems and save lives. The findings, published in the British Medical Journal, suggest that a family history and physical exam miss many … Continue reading

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