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Interpreting ECGs in young athletes hard for even the most experienced doctors

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A new European study on electrocardiogram screenings in young athletes found the results of such tests are extremely difficult to interpret, even among highly experienced doctors.

The study, published Monday in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, tackles a key component of a subject that has generated […]

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NCAA allows schools to keep ECG screenings

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The NCAA has released guidelines on electrocardiograms to prevent sudden cardiac death in student-athletes, but stopped short, as expected, of recommending the heart test for all college athletes.

The announcement comes nearly a year after the NCAA’s chief medical officer, Brian Hainline, M.D., told American Heart […]