The 5-minute screening echocardiogram for athletes.

@article{Wyman2008The5S,
  title={The 5-minute screening echocardiogram for athletes.},
  author={Rachael A. Wyman and Regina Y. Chiu and Peter S. Rahko},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography},
  year={2008},
  volume={21 7},
  pages={
          786-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Echocardiography is an accurate way to identify common cardiac abnormalities that lead to sudden death. We report a screening echocardiogram protocol incorporated into the routine athletic medical assessment for all incoming college freshman athletes. METHODS A limited 2-dimensional echocardiogram was performed on athletes as part of a routine sports physical examination. The examination was performed by sonographers and senior cardiovascular medicine fellows and interpreted in… CONTINUE READING
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