Cardiac Issues and Sports Screening

Pediatric cardiologist Alok Bose, MD, guides pediatricians through assessment strategies for ensuring their patients can participate in sports, covering which familial heart conditions and specific physical exam findings merit further investigation. He discusses using EKG or echocardiography in a workup, reviews images of abnormalities, and offers useful online resources. Bonus: dad jokes!

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe normal parameters for heart rate and BP in teen athletes
  • Identify physical exam findings that merit further investigation
  • Discuss issues regarding ECG screening of teen athletes