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Study proves sudden cardiac death of young athletes can’t be predicted

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The sudden cardiac death of a young athlete can be a shock to a family, but the whole community as well.
Doctors at Vancouver General Hospital, Sports Cardiology BC, UBC and the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute have found that young Canadian Athletes, have a minimal risk when it comes sudden cardiac death.
That would be similar to European and American athletes.

Dr. James Mckinney, a Cardiologist at UBC says they conducted a study and screened nearly 1400 athletes between the ages of 12-35. And just seven of them showed signs and symptoms that could lead to sudden cardiac death.

Mckinney says unfortunately up to 80 percent of young athletes who die suddenly show no symptoms.

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