Preparticipation Cardiovascular Screening

The preparticipation physical exam (PPE) is a well-entrenched part of our sports culture. The purpose of this exam is to review the general health of athletes and make sure that it is safe for them to participate in organized sports. At this point, approximately 30 to 40 million athletes participate in organized sports each year.

Sports-associated sudden cardiac death (SCD) is defined as the death of an athlete from cardiovascular causes during or within 1 hour of completing a sports activity. The death of an athlete, often regarded as a model ...

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