The American Heart Association recommends that all young athletes
be screened for heart conditions that are risk factors for sudden
death. The screen includes questions about family history of
heart disease, personal history of heart problems, and a physical
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Recommendations from the American Heart Association for the pre-participation screening of young athletes for cardiovascular risk factors for sudden death during training and competition.
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