ANNAPOLIS, Md. (September 3, 2020) – Even in youth, high-intensity exercise can cause sudden death or cardiac arrest if certain rare congenital conditions are present. In order to mitigate this problem at the United States Naval Academy, Capt. Adam Saperstein, Admissions Medical Officer for the U.S. Naval Academy, Capt. Alaric Franzos, Director for Medical Readiness at U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, and Dr. Mark Haigney of the Military Cardiovascular Outcomes Research program at Uniformed Services University, initiated a program to enhance the current screening approach with the addition of an electrocardiogram.
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