Sudden Cardiac Death in Competitive Athletes

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Estimated time to complete session: 45 min.


Learning Objectives

1. To review the epidemiology of cardiac sudden death in athletes.
2. Understand the cardiac causes of cardiac sudden death in athletes.
3. Identify athletes at increased risk for cardiac sudden death.
4. Understand the limitations in prevention of cardiac sudden death.

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 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

  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

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