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Practical recommendations and perspectives on cardiac screening for healthy pediatric athletes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21623290     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Primary care providers often are asked to perform the preparticipation physical exam and cardiac screening of pediatric athletes. It can be challenging to evaluate which athletes may require further cardiac evaluation and specialist referral based on a focused history and physical. There is considerable controversy surrounding mass electrocardiogram (ECG) screening of athletes in the United States. The ECG is one of several diagnostic tests used by pediatric cardiologists in the evaluation of underlying heart disease in young athletes. This article reviews cardiac conditions associated with sudden death, discusses pertinent findings on history and physical, and provides clinically relevant information for practitioners who are deciding which patients to refer for detailed cardiac evaluation.
Authors:
Sarina K Behera; Tanaya Pattnaik; Anthony Luke
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current sports medicine reports     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1537-8918     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Sports Med Rep     Publication Date:    2011 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101134380     Medline TA:  Curr Sports Med Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  90-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
1Pediatric Cardiology, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA; 2Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, CA; 3Family & Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA.
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