Screening Student Athletes For Heart Ailment

Baptist Health Corbin and the mCORE Foundation recently screened Corbin Independent student-athletes for underlying heart conditions.Baptist Health staff say sudden cardiac arrest, or SCA, is the leading cause of death in student-athletes each year.The American Heart Association reports that 1 in 100 kids have an underlying heart condition they are not aware of. Signs that a kid may have heart conditions are fainting or looking pale.Physicians say it is not to be confused with heart disease.Corbin Independent Schools Athletic Director Andrew Roark said several states require these screenings as part of a yearly physical for student-athletes.

Source: MG News

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