Cost Implications of Using Different ECG Criteria for Screening Young Athletes in the United Kingdom.

  title={Cost Implications of Using Different ECG Criteria for Screening Young Athletes in the United Kingdom.},
  author={Harshil Dhutia and Aneil Malhotra and Vincent Gabus and Ahmed Merghani and Gherardo Finocchiaro and Lynne Millar and Rajay Narain and Michael N Papadakis and Huseyin Naci and Maite Tom{\'e} and Sanjay Sharma},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  volume={68 7},
BACKGROUND High false-positive rates and cost of additional investigations are an obstacle to electrocardiographic (ECG) screening of young athletes for cardiac disease. However, ECG screening costs have never been systematically assessed in a large cohort of athletes. OBJECTIVE This study investigated the costs of ECG screening in athletes according to the 2010 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) recommendations and the Seattle and refined interpretation criteria. METHODS Between 2011 and… CONTINUE READING
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