Vol. 18 - Num. 71
Evidence based Pediatrics
aPediatra. CS Entrevías. Facultad de Medicina. Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Madrid. España.
bPediatra. CS Colmenar Viejo Norte. Colmenar Viejo. Madrid. España.
Correspondence: M Aparicio. E-mail: email@example.com
Reference of this article: Aparicio Rodrigo M, Rodríguez-Salinas Pérez E. Doubts about the usefulness electrocardiogram mass screening in identifying sudden death in athletes. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2016;18:275-8.
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Athors´ conclusions: due to the methodological shortcomings of this study, the results don’t make any change to current guidelines regarding preparticipation athletic evaluations among youths. Current European and Spanish guidelines advise using ECG screening in preparticipation athletic evaluations
Reviewers´ commentary: selective ECG use for preparticipation athletic evaluations has a high rate of identification of cardiac disease. Adoption of a mass ECG screening program would need to prove to be more efficient at identifying diseases associated with sudden cardiac death than a selective approach.
Keywords● Adolescent ● Child ● Electrocardiogram ● Heart diseases ● Screening ● Sports
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