The Preparticipation Evaluation: Evaluating Cardiac Concerns

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Estimated time to complete session: 60 min.


Learning Objectives

1. Interpret affirmative findings in the preparticipation history and physical.
2. Develop and apply screening strategies for athletes at risk for cardiac conditions as determined by the PPE or physical exam.
3. Describe the benefits and limitations of ECG, cardiac imaging and functional testing for suspected cardiac conditions in athletes.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
10/15/2013
Course expires: 
10/14/2015

John P. DiFiori, MD, Professor, Departments of Family Medicine and Orthopaedics; Chief, Division of Sports Medicine and Non-Operative Orthopaedics, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Team Physician, UCLA Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, President, American Medical Society of Sports Medicine, Los Angeles, California

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
10/15/2013
Course expires: 
10/14/2015
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