Does imaging accurately ID athletes at risk of sudden cardiac death?

09/16/2013 | AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

Cardiac imaging such as echocardiography and MRI can be useful in identifying cardiac disease in athletes, but the approaches have limitations and are not practical screening tools in all athletes, especially those who are asymptomatic, according to a recent report in JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging. The authors recommend a "patient-specific" approach in which diagnostics are completed based on the presence of relevant medical history, clinical signs or abnormal electrocardiogram findings.

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