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February 17, 1999

Cardiovascular Screening of High School Athletes

Author Affiliations

Margaret A.WinkerMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Interim CoeditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 1999;281(7):607-608. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-281-7-jbk0217

To the Editor: Drs Glover and Maron1 fail to include some important information that could affect their conclusions and recommendations. Currently, the preparticipation physical examination (PPE) has become the standard of care for athletes of all ages as they prepare for athletic participation. These assessments are intended to identify medical and orthopedic conditions that may affect safe and effective athletic participation.2

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