Screening for Sudden Cardiac Death Before
Participation in High School and Collegiate Sports: American College of Preventive
Medicine Position Statement on Preventive Practice
Mahmood S,
Lim L, Akram Y, Alford-Morales S, Sherin K; ACPM Prevention Practice Committee.
Am J Prev Med. 2013 Jul;45(1):130-3. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2013.04.002.
The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM)
has released a new position statement regarding the screening for sudden
cardiac death before participation in high school and collegiate sports. The
document is a nice complement to the Inter-Association Task Force for Preventing Sudden Death in Secondary School Athletics Programs: Best Practices Recommendations. The statement includes a concise paragraph
describing the College’s current position and then provides additional
information in four brief sections: 1) background, 2) support evidence/areas of
incomplete or lacking data, 3) recommendations of other societies, 4) rationale
for the College’s current position.