Guidelines Issued to Prevent Sudden Death in College Athletes

New guidelines introduced Wednesday by leading health care professionals are designed to provide athletes, coaches, athletic trainers and physicians with best practices for preventing sudden death in college student-athletes. They particularly target cardiac conditions. Since 2000, 21 NCAA football players have died during conditioning workouts; 75 percent of these fatalities were Division I players. Eleven out of the 21 deaths occurred during the first or second day of workouts.

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