Screening college athletes with ECGs remains a hot topic

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“I think an [ECG] in a highly resourced center that has expertise on-site, there’s no question that it’s useful and it adds knowledge,” Hainline told Cardiovascular Business in a telephone interview. “But an electrocardiogram when you don’t have that knowledge base and you don’t have the resources, that’s when it gets tricky because if there’s not a proper interpretation and if you’re doing more tests than are needed or if you disqualify someone who shouldn’t be disqualified, then that’s an adverse outcome. Our goal is to move everyone to the capability of having high resources, either on-site or through one of the regional referral centers.”

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