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Sudden Death During Recreational or Competitive
You may occassionally see on the news that someone has died suddenly during athletic activity. Sudden death during athletic competition is fortunately uncommon, but is nonetheless a tragic even that many times is preventable. Sudden death on the playing field can be caused by several things but is most often attributed to an underlying and undiagnosed heart condition. Simple preventive measures can identify who may be at risk.
The Division of Cardiology at St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals, well known for their outstanding cardiac care, has created a unique program dedicated to reducing the heart risks associated with participation in competitive and recreational sports and exercise, including weight training.
This program is for people who would like to begin an exercise program and:
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