Sudden Cardiac Death More Common in Young Athletes Than Thought

A new study has found that Sudden Cardiac Deaths among young athletes is more common than was originally thought. Researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle, reviewed news reports , insurance claims and data from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) revealed that one in 43,770 NCAA athletes suffer sudden cardiac death each year.

There are about 400,000 student athletes that participate in NCAA athletics each year and those with underlying heart disease, according to the American Heart Association, are at a greater risk of Sudden Cardiac Death. The highest risk athlete is the  Black athlete (3:1 over the White athlete) along with the highest risk sport being Basketball followed by swimming, lacrosse, football and cross-country/track..


Click here to read the full article…


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: