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Apr
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Screen students before participation in sports with an ECG

There is controversy concerning the most effective screening strategy for youngsters participating in sports. The European Society of Cardiology advocates the use of the 12-lead ECG, while the American Heart Association does not, placing emphasis on symptoms.

In one study reported here, a pre-sports participation exam that included a 12-lead ECG turned up group 2 findings in less than 8% of young people, a small fraction of whom had pathology confirmed on further work-up. Another study found a larger
http://news.emedinews.in/2013/04/screen-students-before-participation-in-sports-with-an-ecg/ percentage of electrocardiographic abnormalities in a population of apparently healthy young people.