Copyright 2016 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
In 2009, Dominic Murray, a seemingly healthy 17-year-old student basketball player at Farmingdale State College in New York, died of sudden cardiac death (SCD) during a pickup game. Although Murray had a physical and electrocardiogram (ECG) and had been cleared to play basketball, an autopsy revealed he died of undiagnosed hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (http://bit.ly/1r3tSNq). Murray was one of 79 college athletes who died of SCD between 2003 and 2013 (http://bit.ly/1TlrB9M; Harmon KG et al. Circulation. 2015;132:10-19).
Jacob JA. Interassociation Task Force Punts Decision on Universal ECG Screenings for Athletes. JAMA. 2016;316(1):19–21. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.6092
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.
Create a personal account or sign in to: