Sudden Cardiac Death

Sudden cardiac death (SCD) in athletes has recently generated much discussion as well as some controversy in the field of sport and exercise medicine. The possibility that an athlete who epitomizes health and longevity could suddenly die in the midst of athletic competition or practice is highly unnerving and unsettling. It is difficult for all of us, health professionals and the lay public alike, to fathom this apparent paradox, often leading to increased scrutiny and attention when a tragic death does occur within a community and to ...

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