Preparticipation cardiovascular screening of student-athletes with echocardiography: Ethical, clinical, economic, and legal considerations
Paterick ZR, Paterick TE. Preparticipation Cardiovascular Screening of Student-Athletes with Echocardiography: Ethical, Clinical, Economic, and Legal Considerations. Curr Cardiol Rep. 2019;21(3):16. doi: 10.1007/s11886-019-1101-4.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To identify whether the use of echocardiography is a viable approach for the screening of athletes for the prevention of sudden cardiac death when considering ethical, clinical, economic, and legal issues.
RECENT FINDINGS: Ethical musings, echocardiographic findings, economic calculations, and legal analysis suggest that echocardiographic screening may reduce sudden cardiac death on the athletic field. Ethical, clinical, economic, and legal considerations suggest echocardiographic screening is a viable option to meet the societal goal to prevent athletic field sudden death.