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 (PPE).
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.