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preparticipation physical exam
preparticipation physical exam Sports medicine A physical exam that may be required by law before a child or adolescent can participate in school-related sports; PPE are intended to detect any cardiovascular or musculoskeletal condition that may ↑ the risk of injury or death. See Station system.
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All major groups acknowledge that EKG screening improves the sensitivity of the preparticipation physical exam
. The European Society of Cardiology Study Group of Sport Cardiology and the International Olympic Committee advocate routine screening.
There is a lot of debate regarding the use of electrocardiogram (ECG) as a universal screening tool for cardiac diseases in the preparticipation physical exam
Alan Maisel, a cardiologist at the university, have screened 500 high school and college athletes for HOCM using a BNP assay as part of a preparticipation physical exam
conducted by the university's sports medicine program.