EMS 12-Lead podcast – Episode #1 – Syncope and sudden death in student athletes.
Tom Bouthillet, David Baumrind and Christopher Watford are joined by Dr. John Mandrola from the Dr. John M blog. We discuss sudden death in student athletes, the controversy surounding the prescreening of student athletes, the need for AEDs in the schools, abnormal ECG findings that indicate higher risk, and the EMS evaluation of syncope patients in general.
Related content from EMS 12 Lead:
From the Pedi-U podcast:
From the Dr. John M blog:
The Ongoing Controversy Over Screening Young Athletes With ECG – The Wall Street Journal Health Blog
Accuracy of interpretation of preparticipation screening electrocardiograms. J Pediatr 2011 Jul 9
Interpretation of the Electrocardiogram of Young Athletes. Circulation. 2011;124:746-757 (subscription)
How Important Is the Electrocardiogram in Protecting and Guiding the Athlete? Circulation. 2011;124:669-671 (subscription)