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Screening high school athletes for heart disease: How much can – and should – we do?

stockphotopro_42143077XQA_football_tacklBy Mark Alexander, MD, associate in Cardiology

I was asked to write this post just before a 17-year-old hockey player died after a practice in Haverhill. While we don’t know exactly why this young man died, it’s indicative of a typical case of sudden cardiac arrest. He seemed healthy and vibrant and collapsed suddenly just after exercising.

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