Archive - Apr 22, 2012

Archive - Apr 22, 2012

Study Highlights Challenges in ECG Interpretation

SAN DIEGO, CA--Incorporating an electrocardiogram (ECG) during pre-participation screening for athletes has demonstrated a reduction in incidence of sudden cardiac death (SCD); however, it remains controversial in the United States due to minimal usage and high false-positive readings. New research presented this week suggests this is due to the challenges in the accuracy and reliability of physicians' ability to read ECGs.

British Soccer Player: I'm Very Much Alive

Bolton’s Muamba speaks about cardiac arrest for first time: ‘I’m very much alive’

LONDON — English soccer player Fabrice Muamba calls his recovery “more than a miracle” in his first interview since going into cardiac arrest during a match. He still doesn’t know if he will play again.

The Bolton midfielder’s heart stopped beating during last month’s FA Cup match at Tottenham, but he was able to walk out of the hospital earlier this week and return home.

“For 78 minutes I was dead and, even if I lived, was expected to have suffered brain damage,” Muamba told Sunday’s edition of The Sun newspaper. “But I’m very much alive and sitting here talking now. Someone up there was watching over me.”

The 24-year-old Muamba collapsed on the field 41 minutes into the match at White Hart Lane.

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