Doctors call for cardiac screening in the young – 26th November 2014

Doctors are today joining bereaved parents in calling for young people with signs and symptoms of possible cardiac problems to undergo careful testing, to cut the risk of sudden cardiac death in the young. But they also want cardiac screening for all young people, especially those involved in organised sport. They are particularly concerned about the number of deaths in the UK among apparently fit young people involved in ‘grassroots’ sports including rugby, football and athletics.

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