An EKG can avert a fatal sudden cardiac arrest on the field or court

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An EKG can avert a fatal sudden cardiac arrest on the field or court

August 17, 2018

A simple ECG can make the difference between detecting an undiagnosed heart condition, or not. 

Sudden cardiac arrest can come without warning. But a simple, inexpensive test can often detect a heart condition before a young athlete collapses on the field or on the court, says Dr. Jonathan Drezner,  director of the UW Medicine Center for Sports Cardiology. In this interview with KOMO radio reporter Herb Weisbaum, Drezner makes the case that EKGs are an important screening tool schools need to use before athletes turn out for practice. 

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