delayed with a proper ECG screening there are simply so few of these events it

Delayed with a proper ecg screening there are simply

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delayed with a proper ECG screening, there are simply so few of these events it does not warrant mandatory screening for all athletes. One article I found describes the situation as
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sudden cardiac death (SCD) in the young athlete is estimated to occur in between 0.5 and 1 per 100,000 participating athletes below the age of 35 years” ( This statistic reinforces and legitimizes the argument of the group against this legislation as it shows just how rare sudden cardiac deaths are in this age group. The other side of the argument in this case is that even one death is enough to trigger a response as massive as this legislation would be, is worth the price of saving even a single life. I personally agree however, with the against group as it seems there are far too few deaths to make the case to screen every single athlete. In other words, a handful of deaths each year does not warrant the extra screening that would be required for tens, if not hundreds, of millions of people. References:
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  • Spring '14
  • JenniferBarton
  • Cardiology, Cardiac arrest, Electrocardiography, Ventricular fibrillation

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