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Knowing Family Health History, Testing Could Save Athletes' Lives
Thursday, March 04, 2010 | Sarah Dietze
 

Using electrocardiograms to test the hearts of young athletes before they participate in sports could be a cost-effective way to reduce sudden deaths, a Stanford University study concludes.

The California Interscholastic Federation, which oversees high school sports, requires all students to have a physical exam, including providing a family health history, before participating. That is the extent of screening for most students.

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Tags   medicalhistory, students, athletes, screening


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