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Cardiovascular Screening for Young Athletes

Josef Niebauer, MD, PhD, MBA1; Domenico Corrado, MD, PhD, FESC2; Antonio Pelliccia, MD, FESC3
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1Institute of Sports Medicine, Prevention and Rehabilitation, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg, Austria
2Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Sciences, University of Padua Medical School, Padua, Italy
3Institute of Sports Medicine and Science, Italian National Olympic Committee, Rome, Italy
JAMA. 2015;313(16):1674. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.3234.
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To the Editor Dr Maron and colleagues1 provided their perspective on cardiovascular screening in young athletes and suggested more profitable screening programs than those advocated to prevent sudden cardiac death. We were surprised, however, that consideration was only given to cost-efficacy, whereas it is recognized that several cultural and social reasons justify the implementation of a cardiac screening program in athletes.

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April 28, 2015
Barry J. Maron, MD; Bo Gregers Winkel, MD, PhD; Jacob Tfelt-Hansen, MD, DMSc
1Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center, Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2Department of Cardiology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
JAMA. 2015;313(16):1674. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.3237.
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