Optimizing the Preparticipation Cardiac Screen (NATA News, November 2012)

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“Sudden cardiac death (SCD) among athletes has considerable emotional impact on families, teams and communities. Although relatively rare, the high-profile nature of these events often results in a renewed public demand for effective preparticipation cardiac screening (PCS). In an effort to minimize such incidents, NATA has recently released a position statement regarding the prevention of sudden death in sports, including cardiac screening. As an integral member of the sports medicine team who often coordinates preparticipation evaluations, it is imperative athletic trainers understand the limitations of the current PCS, the debate surrounding its components and the methods by which it can be optimized…”

For the complete article by David McClaskey & Robert Bowers please view p. 12-14 of November’s NATA News (attached below).

Optimizing Cardiac Screen

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