ECG for the PPE? A conversation with Dr. Jonathan Drezner
September 7, 2016
Highlighting the just-published issue of CJSM is the new American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) position statement on cardiovascular preparticipation screening in young athletes. The position statement is an invaluable contribution to the ongoing discussion over the pros and cons of adding the ECG to the preparticipation evaluation/examination (PPE) to prevent sudden cardiac death/arrest (SCD/SCA).
Those familiar with this debate will be familiar as well with the lead author of the statement, Dr. Jonathan Drezner. Dr. Drezner is a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Washington and a team physician for the Seattle Seahawks of the NFL. Dr. Drezner has published frequently in our pages, most often on the subjects of the PPE and screening for SCD/SCA.
You can gain added perspective on the statement and the controversy by listening to our newest podcast — a conversation with Dr. Drezner himself. You can access the podcast both on iTunes and you can find it on our CJSM website as well.
Enjoy the discussion, and be sure to check out the statement itself, freely available in the 2016 September CJSM.