Cardiovascular Screening in Young Athletes

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Estimated time to complete session: 45 min.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

1. Analyze current evidence surrounding the use of ECG testing for cardiovascular screening in athletes. 
2. Apply evidence-based criteria to determine the use of ECG screening in young athletes to minimize the risk of false positives. 
3. Identify patients at increased risk for sudden cardiac death for whom ECG screening is appropriate. 
4. Educate patients and families on safety measures for athletes, including proper nutrition, safety surrounding supplement use, monitoring for drug abuse and eating disorders, and also potential causes of sudden death in athletes.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
09/10/2020

Peter J Carek, MD, MS, FAAFP, Course Chair; Professor and Chair, Department of Community Health and Family Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
09/10/2020
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