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August 28, 1972

Ebstein's Anomaly in a Woman Athlete

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY.

JAMA. 1972;221(9):1047-1048. doi:10.1001/jama.1972.03200220077017

A 20-year-old woman with Ebstein's anomaly was participating in competitive athletics at college. An electrocardiogram would have provided an obvious clue to the existence of cardiac disease, had it been taken. A plea is made for routine electrocardiography as part of the standard examination of all candidates for competitive athletics, regardless of age.