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J Athl Train. 2012 Jan-Feb;47(1):96-118.

National athletic trainers' association position statement: preventing sudden death in sports.

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Korey Stringer Institute, University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To present recommendations for the prevention and screening, recognition, and treatment of the most common conditions resulting in sudden death in organized sports.

BACKGROUND:

Cardiac conditions, head injuries, neck injuries, exertional heat stroke, exertional sickling, asthma, and other factors (eg, lightning, diabetes) are the most common causes of death in athletes.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

These guidelines are intended to provide relevant information on preventing sudden death in sports and to give specific recommendations for certified athletic trainers and others participating in athletic health care.

PMID:
22488236
PMCID:
PMC3418121
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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