No easy answers on best heart check-up for young athletes

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No easy answers on best heart check-up for young athletes

Screening may not detect potential problems
Dr. Sanjay Sharma, professor of cardiology at St. George’s University of London, speaks during an interview Wednesday about a study he led which found procedures that can help identify athletes who are at risk for heart-problems. He said the British soccer program will start re-checking players’ hearts at ages 18, 20 and 25.

No easy answers on best heart check-up for young athletes

Dr. Sanjay Sharma, professor of cardiology at St. George’s University of London, speaks during an interview Wednesday about a study he led which found procedures that can help identify athletes who are at risk for heart-problems. He said the British soccer program will start re-checking players’ hearts at ages 18, 20 and 25.
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