Sports medicine physical of the future could help athletes ‘ESCAPE’ sudden cardiac death

A young athlete in seemingly excellent health dies suddenly from a previously undetected cardiovascular condition such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in nearly every US state annually. Although these conditions can be detected using electrocardiography (ECG) during a screening exam, the American Heart Association recommends against routine use of ECG, because it has a high false-positive rate.

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-01/bch…



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