Pre-sports participation CV screening most accurate in children aged 12 years or older

When children aged 8 to 15 years were screened for risk for before participating in sports, the diagnostic yield for identifying those at risk was higher in those aged 12 years or older, researchers reported.
“Our study showed that the incidence of sudden cardiac arrest or death was low in children aged 8 to 11 years and increased in those aged 12 to 15 years,” Francesca Graziano, MD, from the department of cardiac, thoracic and vascular sciences and public health, at the University of Padua, Padova, Veneto, Italy, and the department of sports medicine, Semmelweis University,

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