Interassociation Task Force Punts Decision on Universal ECG Screenings for Athletes

In 2009, Dominic Murray, a seemingly healthy 17-year-old student basketball player at Farmingdale State College in New York, died of sudden cardiac death (SCD) during a pickup game. Although Murray had a physical and electrocardiogram (ECG) and had been cleared to play basketball, an autopsy revealed he died of undiagnosed hypertrophic cardiomyopathy ( Murray was one of 79 college athletes who died of SCD between 2003 and 2013 (; Harmon KG et al. Circulation. 2015;132:10-19). 

Autor / Fonte:Julie A. Jacob, MA JAMA. Published online June 08, 2016. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.6092